By now I assume many of you have seen the viral video circulating around social media of Gervonta Davis getting physical with his baby mama during Super Bowl weekend. Needless to say, not a good look.
Gervonta Davis rolled up ready to straight choke slam shorty pic.twitter.com/NLYHwzYI0i— RIP Kobe Bryant (@mr_Iuares) February 1, 2020
The incident has garnered Davis a lot of negative attention, including from the local police, and now ESPN reports the lightweight titleholder has turned himself in to authorities in Coral Gables, Florida to face a simple battery domestic violence charge. Davis can be spotted in the video walking up on the woman at a charity basketball event and forcefully snatching her out of her seat and dragging her off to the side.
“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) whom have a child together,” Coral Gables police said in a statement. “(Davis) surrendered himself to Coral Gables police detectives assigned to the case.”
Davis since responded to the video by posting on social media that while he got ‘aggressive’ with the woman, he never in fact hit her and said that he would never hurt her (‘other than that one happy new years’).
The 25-year-old fighter is most recently coming off a late stoppage win over Yuriorkis Gamboa last December to win the vacant WBA lightweight title.