Undefeated boxing champion and Floyd Mayweather protege Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis has turned himself in to police on a domestic violence charge after a video surfaced online of him violently grabbing his ex-girlfriend.
The video shows the current WBA “regular” lightweight champion Davis, 25, aggressively grabbing the mother of his child out of her seat at a celebrity basketball game in Florida.
Gervonta Davis rolled up ready to straight choke slam shorty pic.twitter.com/NLYHwzYI0i— RIP Kobe Bryant (@mr_Iuares) February 1, 2020
Charged with one count of simple battery domestic violence, a news release from the Coral Gables Police Department read the following.
“As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on February 1, 2020, the above pictured subject was observed battering his former girlfriend whom have a child together. The below individual surrendered himself, to the Coral Gables police detectives assigned to the case.”
In a since deleted social media post, Davis denied any wrongdoing after the video was posted.
“I never once hit her, yea I was aggressive and told her come on... that’s the mother of my child I would never hurt her other than that happy New Years.. January was trash.”
Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) fought three times last year, winning all of his fights by stoppage, including against Yuriorkis Gamboa in December. The Baltimore native has had several legal issues over the years. In 2017, Davis was arrested for the aggravated assault of a friend, and he was also arrested the following year for his involvement in a street fight in Washington, D.C.