World boxing champion released on bail after domestic violence arrest — RT Sport News

Gervonta Davis was detained less than two weeks before appearing in his next fight

World boxing champion Gervonta Davis has been released on bail following his arrest this week on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge of assault causing bodily harm.

Davis, 28, allegedly hit a woman with a ‘closed hand type slap’, leaving her with a small abrasion on the inside of her upper lip.

Police arrested the WBA lightweight champion on Tuesday after receiving a call from a woman claiming someone was trying to « kill » his.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, quoted by ESPN, Davis was released on $1,000 bail following a court hearing on Wednesday.

US sports outlet obtained audio of a 911 call in which a woman was heard pleading with the police for help, saying: « I’m trying to get home, I have a baby in the car and [he] attacked me… He’s going to kill me.

In a since-deleted social media post, undefeated fighter Davis appeared to deny the allegations made against him.

He shared an image of his daughter watching the Disney movie ‘Frozen’, writing: « It was yesterday, moments before my mother and I had [an] argument!

« I never got my hands on my child mother or my fucking daughter, you are crazy! »

« I am not a monster, » Davis added, saying: « They even publish an excerpt from the police call that my baby mother was crying on the phone [because] I wouldn’t give him my truck!

Davis’ arrest came less than two weeks before he was scheduled to face Hector Luis Garcia at Capital One Arena in Washington DC.

The Showtime television network said it was « search in » the situation, according to ESPN.

The Jan. 7 bout with Garcia is set to be the prelude to a blockbuster bout between Davis and fellow undefeated American fighter Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas in April.

Davis has won his 27 professional fights, including 25 distance victories.

He was previously run by Floyd Mayweather’s company, Mayweather Promotions, but their split was confirmed earlier this year.

Nicknamed « Tank », Davis has had several run-ins with the law throughout his career. He is due to appear in Baltimore court in February on multiple counts for his alleged involvement in a November 2020 hit-and-run.

Davis had previously faced charges stemming from an incident at a basketball game in February 2020 when he was charged with « beat » his former girlfriend, although the case was reportedly released this month.

Davis last fought in May of this year when he stopped Rolando Romero in the sixth round of their title fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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