Boxer Gervonta Davis has reportedly been arrested for domestic violence after he allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child during a celebrity basketball game in Florida.
TMZ reports, the current WBA lightweight boxing champion surrendered to Coral Gables police on Tuesday for the incident that took place last Saturday.
Authorities say the 25-year-old is facing one count of “simple battery domestic violence.”
“As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on Feb. 1 2020, [Davis] was observed battering his former girlfriend whom [sic] have child together,” the Coral Gables Police Department told the outlet. “[Davis] surrendered himself, to the Coral Gables Police detectives assigned to the case.”
Video went viral shortly after the alleged incident was caught on camera. Davis later acknowledged he was “aggressive” with his ex-girlfriend, but denied ever hitting her.
“I never once hit her … yeah I was aggressive and told her come on,” He wrote on his Instagram Story. “That’s the mother of my child. I would never hurt her.”
The Baltimore native has previously faced assault charges. In 2018, he was allegedly involved in a street fight, earning him a disorderly conduct charge. In 2017, he reportedly punched a childhood friend in the head and fought a man in a Virginia mall, which resulted in another disorderly conduct charge. All charges were eventually dropped.