Boxing champion Gervonta Davis arrested, charged with domestic violence in Florida

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Gervonta Davis, an undefeated boxing champion who has headlined multiple pay-per-view events, was arrested Tuesday in Florida and charged with domestic violence.

Davis, 28, struck a woman with a “closed hand type slap” inside a Parkland home, according to an arrest report. The woman suffered a cut on her lip, cops said.

The boxer was charged with battery causing bodily harm. He posted his $1,000 bail on Wednesday afternoon and was released from Broward County Jail, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Davis and the woman do not live together, authorities told Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ.

In February 2020, Davis was accused of battering his ex-girlfriend in Coral Gables, Fla. But in December 2020, prosecutors declined to pursue that case.

Davis, who is 27-0 with 25 knockouts, is scheduled to headline a Jan. 7 boxing promotion with a fight against Hector Luis Garcia in Washington, D.C. Davis is considered one of the best lightweight fighters in the world, and has held titles in the lightweight, super lightweight, and super featherweight classes.

The Jan. 7 match is seen as a tune-up before Davis’ highly anticipated showdown against Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas on April 25.

Davis is also scheduled to appear in Baltimore Circuit Court on Feb. 16 for an unrelated case in which he’s accused of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run car accident. Davis faces 14 charges in that case.

With News Wire Services