It’s reported that Gervonta Davis, who has his next two fights already planned, was arrested through the night of Tuesday December 27 in Broward County, Florida.
TMZ Sports reports that the charge against him is one of domestic violence, and that the young fighter remains in custody as of writing.
Veteran boxing reporter, Dan Rafael, revealed the official police record states “battery causing bodily harm in an incident police classified as domestic violence” as the reason for arrest, with no further details available at this time.
It’s the latest in a string of run-ins with the law for the young fighter, including an alleged hit-and-run incident for which he is due in court in February.
The 28-year-old from Baltimore is scheduled to fight Hector Luis Garcia on January 7 in Washington, however it’s unclear how this legal trouble will affect the event.
The Luis Garcia fight had been branded a tune-up before Davis moves on to face lightweight rival and fellow undefeated star, Ryan Garcia.
That fight with ‘KingRy’ was pencilled in for April 15 in Las Vegas, with all involved believing it to be a huge event both in terms of scale and sales. The announcement came after prolonged fruitless negotiations and was a pleasant surprise to many in the sport given the division’s tendency to fail to make the best contests.
Again, it’s unclear how these issues outside of the ring will affect Davis, who is currently the WBA’s Regular champion at 135lb and holds a professional record of 27 wins with 25 knockouts.
This is a developing story and more is expected as it unfolds.