Former world boxing champion Gervonta Davis, was arrested and jailed on Tuesday, December 27 at 2:50 p.m. ET in Parkland. He is being charged for domestic violence after hitting a woman on the side of her head. The Broward Sherriff’s Office has however announced his release on Wednesday afternoon following a court hearing where bail was set at $1,000. Read on for more detail on his arrest.
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American Boxer, Gervonta Davis arrested
Reports from the Broward County Sheriff reveals that Gervonta Davis was arrested and jailed on a domestic violence charge of battery causing bodily harm. The victim, whose name was withheld is said to have bore a child for the boxer but they don’t live together. She alerted the Police during the assault after sustaining a slight injury on the inside her upper lip on the right side of her mouth.
Reacting to the allegation, Davis made a post on social media on Wednesday denying the accusations levied against him.
“I never put my hands on my child mother nor my f—ing daughter are you f—ing crazy!!. Im not a monster I been quiet for too long. That’s the only reason I’m doing this now! Just to clear my name!” He said in the post which was later deleted.
Davis is scheduled to return to action on Saturday, Jan. 7 to play against Hector Luis Garcia on Showtime PPV event in Washington, D.C. He will also be engaging in a bigger fight against Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas by April 25. However, his participation in the game is not yet guaranteed as a result of his current legal issue.
What led to the alleged violent attack?
The circumstances surrounding Gervonta Davis alleged violent attack was not disclosed. However, the report says Davis was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the alleged attack.
Other legal issues Gervonta Davis has faced
This is not the first time the 28 years old boxer is facing arrest as a result of violence. In 2017, He was being accused of first degree aggravated assault which was later dropped after $100,000 unsecured bond was posted his release.
Davis was also arrested in Washington, D.C in 2018 for involving in a fist fight with another man. In February 2020, Davis was on charged for simple battery/domestic violence against his former girlfriend after grabbing her by the throat during a basketball game.
He is also set to appear in Baltimore Circuit Court on Feb. 16. with 14 charges for involving in a hit-and-run incident that took place in November 2020.