The boxing champ Gervonta "Tank" Davis is accused in Florida of violently grabbing his ex-girlfriend at a charity basketball game in Miami, the police said.
25-year-old Davis surrendered to the Coral Gables police on Tuesday after a video appeared on Twitter on Saturday showing how the undefeated South Paw was in contact with an ex-girlfriend during a celebrity basketball game at the University of Miami comes.
“As a result of an ongoing investigation, on February 1, 2020, after being notified via social media and the victim, it was observed how the above topic hit his former girlfriend [and the mother of his child], "Police said in a statement,
The footage of the argument shows how Davis – who has been charged with domestic violence – aggressively approaches the victim while she is sitting and pulling her throat to her feet. Then he violently led the woman out of the arena, video shows.
The incident left the unidentified woman injured her lip and jaw, according to a Miami Herald arrest report.
The complaint was filed after investigators checked the 14-second video and met with the victim and Davis, a police spokeswoman told the newspaper.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Davis admitted that he was "aggressive" with the woman, but refused to hit her.
"I never hit her," Davis wrote. "Yes, I was aggressive and told her, come on … this is my child's mother. I would never hurt her."
Davis, who has more than 2.1 million Instagram followers, has since deleted all posts from his account.
Born in Baltimore, set a 23-0 record – including 22 KOs – on the way to winning the World Boxing Association lightweight title in Atlanta on December 29 with a 12-round knockout against Yuriorkis Gamboa. The super featherweight champion has also drawn comparisons to the big heavyweight Mike Tyson because of his raw punch and undeniable attraction to fans.
A spokesman for the Premier Boxing Champion, who heads Davis, declined to comment on his arrest, reports ESPN.
"It looks like it's a legal matter," said spokesman Tim Smith. "We do not comment on legal issues."