Gervonta Davis Sees Domestic Battery Charges Dropped

The boxer has claimed victory in his latest legal battle.

BYBen Mock
Gervonta Davis v Ryan Garcia - Fight Night

In the midst of a career renaissance, boxer Gervonta Davis has been facing a variety of legal issues. He was recently sentenced to 90 days of house arrest and three years probation for his role in a November 2020 hit-and-run incident. Furthermore, he was arrested on domestic battery charges in December 2022, after the mother of his child called 911, claiming that Davis was "going to kill her."

The woman did initially walk back the allegations, allowing for Davis' fight with Héctor García to go ahead. However, prosecutors continued to pursue the case. It was not the first time that Davis had been linked with allegations of domestic battery. In February 2020, Davis was arrested after being seen grabbing his ex-girlfriend and dragging her by the shirt at a University of Miami basketball game. He was ultimately not charged for that incident.

Davis Has Charges Dropped

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 21: Gervonta Davis poses on the scale againstRyan Garcia during their weigh-in at Toshiba Plaza on April 21, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis and Garcia will fight at a 136-pound catchweight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 22. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

As mentioned, Davis' alleged victim walked back her claims soon after Davis' arrest. "While the emotions were high I made an unnecessary call to law enforcement in an intense moment while I was frantic. Gervonta did not harm me or our daughter," the woman wrote on social media. Meanwhile, Davis vehemently denied the charges. "I NEVER PUT MY HANDS ON MY CHILD MOTHER NOR MY FUCKING DAUGHTER ARE YOU FUCKING CRAZY!!" IM NOT A MONSTER," Davis wrote on social media.

Despite this, prosecutors pursued the case, hoping to get the woman to press charges. However, she remained persistent in not wanting to pursue legal action for the incident she had walked back. This led to the charges against Davis being dropped on May 21. However, Davis will continue to serve his house arrest for the hit-and-run incident. This means that Davis' next fight will not happen until the fall. Potential opponents for Davis include Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, and Vasiliy Lomachenko. Follow all the latest sports news here on HotNewHipHop.


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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.