World champion boxer charged after ‘attacking ex at basketball game’

World champion boxer Gervonta Davis has been arrested and charged by police after video allegedly showed him grabbing his former girlfriend by the throat at a charity basketball game.

Police in Florida said the WBA (regular) lightweight champion had been charged with simple battery/domestic violence.

Footage posted on social media allegedly showed the 25-year-old grabbing the woman by the throat in front of a crowd of people and dragging her away from her courtside seat.

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 27: Gervonta Davis looks across the ring before his WBA super featherweight championship fight against Ricardo Nunez at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Image:Gervonta Davis is promoted by boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr

Coral Gables Police Department said it had been contacted by the alleged victim – who has a child with Davis – and the boxer has been transported to jail for processing after handing himself in to detectives.

According to reports, Davis posted a now-deleted message on Instagram after footage of the alleged attack was shared on social media over the weekend.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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