Issue | Opinion | Premium | Feb 10 2020

Boxing media review: The deplorable behaviour of Gervonta Davis

The actions of Gervonta Davis should seriously hurt his profile in the sport, writes George Gigney as he rounds up the boxing media week
Gervonta Davis
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AFTER disturbing footage appeared on social media, Gervonta Davis surrendered himself to police in Florida and has been charged with simple battery domestic violence. The video shows Davis yanking a woman by her throat and forcibly leading her out of the arena they were in during a charity basketball game. The incident left the woman, who has not been identified but is believed to be an ex-girlfriend of Davis, with injuries to her lip and jaw, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.

Davis later posted on his Instagram: “I never once hit her. Yea I was aggressive and told her come on… That’s the mother of my child. I would never hurt her,” before deleting all of his posts.