Gervonta Davis was arrested on the 27th of December but has since been released from prison on $1000 bail and has addressed his arrest.
It was reported by TMZ Sports that Davis was charged with domestic violence. This was later followed up by boxing journalist, Dan Rafael, who revealed that the official police record states “battery causing bodily harm in an incident police classified as domestic violence” as the reason for the arrest.
Davis has since been released on $1000 bail and released a statement on his Instagram, alongside a picture of his daughter, which sees him deny the accusations.
“Do not let people misguide you on all this bulls**t.”
“These people done put out so much stuff, aired this everywhere and have a f***ing helicopter flying over my house now as [I] write because they look at this s**t as money to them and trying to get as much money as possible.”
Davis went on to say that ‘they” were setting him up, as he continued to plead his innocence, claiming that he isn’t a ‘monster.’
“They [are] doing this for money and also to destroy me! I am not a monster. I have two beautiful daughters that have to grow up someday and see this bulls**t!”
‼️ Statement from Gervonta Davis on Instagram today after he was arrested and jailed overnight, charged with battery causing bodily harm in an alleged domestic violence incident: “I never put my hands on my child’s mother nor my f***ing daughter. I’m not a monster.” pic.twitter.com/dciFK5Pvz4
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 28, 2022
Davis has since taken down the statement from his Instagram. The statement was released not long after TMZ posted a distressing 911 recording that appeared to be the female in question.
In a disturbing clip, the woman pleads with the operator to: “Please help me; I need help, please. I’m trying to go home, I have a baby in the car and attacked me … He’s going to kill me.”
Davis is pencilled in to fight Luis Garcia next weekend, and with victory, he would set up a much anticipated blockbuster bout with Ryan Garcia. However, that could possibly be off the cards. When asked by ESPN if Davis’s clash with [Luis] Garcia would go ahead, Showtime responded by saying they were looking into the situation.