A woman who said Gervonta Davis attacked her this week has released a statement claiming the emergency services call was unnecessary and that he did not harm her.
Davis was arrested in Florida on the night of Tuesday December 17 under a domestic abuse charge. The 28-year-old from Baltimore publicly denied the allegations and was released on bail later that day.
TMZ obtained the audio from the 911 call in which the woman in question said: “I need help, please. I’m trying to go home, I have a baby in the car and he attacked me … He’s going to kill me.”
Her statement, as shared by boxing journalist Dan Rafael, said that the call was unnecessary in a moment of high emotion, and that the pair were seeking counselling in the hope of improving their relationship and guardianship of their daughter.
“These past days have been hurtful, and extremely exhausting for all parties involved. I pride myself on being extremely private; this situation was the last thing I wanted to be made public.
The state of our relationship has been in a fragile space and Gervonta and I were both at fault for the argument. While the emotions were running high l made an unnecessary call to law enforcement in an intense moment while I was frantic. Gervonta did not harm me or our daughter.
Today, we have sought the help necessary to move forward with our lives. I am confident that we will succeed within our co- parenting dynamic with the counselling provided to us.”
⬇️ This is an IG post from the woman who accused Gervonta Davis of striking her this week that led to his arrest. pic.twitter.com/B8PvDe4Izd
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) December 30, 2022
Davis hasn’t responded publicly to this latest turn of events, and it’s unclear what will now happen with the charge and subsequent investigation.
The undefeated lightweight is due to face Hector Luis Garcia on January 7, headlining a Showtime pay-per-view card in Washington. As of writing, the broadcaster hasn’t announced a change of plans.