The WBA lightweight champion, Gervonta “Tank” Davis, who was recently involved in a public assault, has turned himself into Coral Gables, Florida police on Tuesday. He was charged with simple battery domestic violence for grabbing his ex-girlfriend by the neck and forcing her from a basketball game in Miami.
What We Know:
- A portion of the incident was captured by another random member of the audience and has circulated Twitter. After Davis grabbed the mother of his daughter from her seat, they were promptly escorted out of the gymnasium after what appeared to be a heated argument.
- “As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on February 1, 2020, (Davis) was observed battering his former girlfriend (with) who have a child together,” Coral Gables police released in a statement.
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— Coral Gables Police (@CoralGablesPD) February 4, 2020
- The incident left the woman, who has not been identified, with injuries to her lip and jaw, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald. Charges were filed soon after investigators reviewed the video and met with both the victim and Davis, a police spokeswoman told the newspaper.
- Davis, who has more than 2.1 million Instagram followers, made comments over the video but soon afterwards, he swiftly deleted all posts regarding the situation from the account.
According to a report from ESPN, a spokesman for Premier Boxing Champions who manages Davis, declined to comment on his arrest. “It looks like it’s a legal matter,” spokesman Tim Smith said. “We don’t comment on legal matters.”