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Boxing: Gervonta Davis ARRESTED on alleged domestic violence charge days before title fight

Undefeated boxer Gervonta Davis is charged with domestic violence after ‘striking a woman and causing an abrasion on her lip’ just DAYS before his next title fight – and his April clash with rival Ryan Garcia now at risk

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Boxer Gervonta Davis has been arrested in Florida on a domestic violence charge after allegedly striking a woman with a ‘closed hand-type slap’ and leaving her with an abrasion on her lip, according to a Broward County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

The victim’s name is not listed in the incident report provided to DailyMail.com. However, it does state that she and the WBA lightweight champion have a child together, although they do not cohabitate. 

Davis remains in custody after Wednesday’s hearing, where bail was set at $1,000. He faces a misdemeanor domestic violence charge of battery causing bodily harm, according to Broward County Sheriff’s Office records. 

One of the sport’s biggest stars, Davis was set to defend his WBA (regular) lightweight title against Hector Garcia on January 7, in what was considered a tune-up bout ahead of a mouthwatering clash with long-time rival Ryan Garcia (23-0) in April. However, both fights are now at risk after the undefeated 28-year-old was arrested in Fort Lauderdale.

Gervonta Davis was arrested on alleged domestic violence charges in Florida on Tuesday

Gervonta Davis was arrested on alleged domestic violence charges in Florida on Tuesday

The undefeated boxing star (right) was set to defend his WBA (regular) lightweight title against Hector Garcia in Washington D.C. on January 7, 2023, but that fight is now under threat

The undefeated boxing star (right) was set to defend his WBA (regular) lightweight title against Hector Garcia in Washington D.C. on January 7, 2023, but that fight is now under threat

The undefeated boxing star (right) was set to defend his WBA (regular) lightweight title against Hector Garcia in Washington D.C. on January 7, 2023, but that fight is now under threat

The Baltimore native (27-0 with 25 knockouts) had a hearing early Wednesday morning.

He did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com email requesting comment. PBC, Davis’ promoter, declined to comment to DailyMail.com. 

Neither TGB Promotions, which is staging the event, nor Davis’ US broadcaster, Showtime, has made any comment on his arrest or what it could mean for the upcoming fight. 

However, the fight with Garcia, 24, was also threatened by the legal battle Davis faces in Baltimore on a hit-and-run allegation. His trial in that case is set to start on February 16 in Baltimore Circuit Court.

The arrest also calls into question Davis' proposed bout with rival Ryan Garcia (above) in April

The arrest also calls into question Davis' proposed bout with rival Ryan Garcia (above) in April

The arrest also calls into question Davis’ proposed bout with rival Ryan Garcia (above) in April

Gervonta Davis has turned himself into Florida police in 2020 after video emerged showing him grabbing the throat of his daughter's mother at a basketball game

Gervonta Davis has turned himself into Florida police in 2020 after video emerged showing him grabbing the throat of his daughter's mother at a basketball game

Gervonta Davis has turned himself into Florida police in 2020 after video emerged showing him grabbing the throat of his daughter’s mother at a basketball game 

Davis faces 14 charges relating to an alleged hit-and-run accident in the early hours of November 5, 2020 in which injured four people. If he is convicted, he could face more than four years in prison. 

In February of 2020, Davis was charged with misdemeanor battery over an incident in which he was seen ‘battering his former girlfriend,’ according to police in Coral Gables, Florida. 

That case was discharged on December 13, but viral video did emerge, showing the 5-foot-7 lightweight grabbing a woman near her neck at a basketball game and dragging her off camera.  

Davis did acknowledge the video, but denied striking the woman. 

The former prodigy of boxing icon Floyd Mayweather left Money’s promotion company last week.

Despite his legal issues, Davis is known as one of boxing’s most devastating punchers, with a knockout-to-win percentage of 93 percent. In his brief career, Davis has knocked out headliners such as Leo Santa Cruz, Mario Barrios, and Jose Pedraza. 

In 2020, Gervonta Davis was caught on camera grabbing a woman by the throat and pulling her out of her seat at a charity basketball game in Coral Gables, Florida

In 2020, Gervonta Davis was caught on camera grabbing a woman by the throat and pulling her out of her seat at a charity basketball game in Coral Gables, Florida

In 2020, Gervonta Davis was caught on camera grabbing a woman by the throat and pulling her out of her seat at a charity basketball game in Coral Gables, Florida 

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