Boxing star Gervonta Davis jailed in Broward on domestic battery charge

PARKLAND, Fla. – Broward County deputies arrested professional boxer Gervonta Davis Tuesday on a domestic violence charge.

Davis, 28, a native of Baltimore, was arrested in Parkland on a charge of domestic battery causing bodily harm, according to jail records.

Davis, who owns a home in Parkland, appeared in court Wednesday morning to face a Broward County judge, who ordered he have no contact with the accuser.

According to an arrest report, Davis hit a woman, whom he does not live with, at that Parkland home.

Deputies said the strike was hard enough to cause an injury to her mouth. The woman ran outside as she called 911.

Boxing star Gervonta Davis arrested in Parkland, facing domestic violence charges.

“Please help me, he is going to kill me!” she yelled.

Davis walked out of jail on a $1,000 bond a short time after his court appearance.

He had nothing to say to local reporters as he walked out.

In his boxing career, Davis has won multiple world championships in different weight classes.

He’s had a host of past legal issues, including a past domestic violence arrest in South Florida.

In Feb. 2020, Coral Gables police arrested Davis after he was seen on video at an event at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center grabbing his ex-girlfriend by her shirt, close to her throat, and pulling her away to a separate room.

Davis has also had prior arrests in Washington, D.C. as well as his home state of Maryland.

His latest arrest comes eleven days before a scheduled fight with Hector Luis Garcia in Washington, D.C.

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Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.