Boxer Gervonta Davis arrested after video shows him 'battering' ex-girlfriend, police say

Boxer Gervonta Davis faces charges in Florida after video showed him "battering" an ex-girlfriend at a charity basketball game in Miami on Saturday, Coral Gables police said.

Davis, 25, surrendered to police Tuesday after video surfaced on social media over the weekend that appeared to show him assaulting an ex-girlfriend with whom he has a child, police said.

Authorities said in a news release that they were alerted to the incident on social media and by the ex-girlfriend.

Davis, a boxing champion, turned himself in to police on Tuesday. He is charged with simple battery and domestic violence.

The now-viral video posted to Twitter on Saturday by user @mr_luares shows Davis pulling the woman out of her chair at the game and pushing her toward an exit. The 14-second video was reported to Miami-Dade police and reposted by TMZ.

The incident left the woman with injuries to her lip and left jaw, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.

Davis "dragged the victim by her shirt to a separate room located at the southeast corner of the basketball court," the arrest report says.

On Sunday, Davis said in a since-deleted post on his Instagram account that he was “aggressive” with the woman but that he did not strike her. "That's the mother of my child. I would never hurt her," he said.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Gervonta Davis and Yaya attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on January 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 13: Boxer Gervonta Davis attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 16: Ariana Fletcher and Gervonta Davis attend a party at Allure on April 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
Baltimore mayor Bernard "Jack" Young with champion Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis at his "official fan rally" on June 19, 2019, in Baltimore. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 16: Gervonta Davis attends a party at Allure on April 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Referee Jack Reese hols the area of Gervonta Davis (red shorts) after knocking out Hugo Ruiz (not pictured) in the first round of their WBA Super Featherweight Championships fight at StubHub Center on February 9, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Gervonta Davis (red shorts) celebrates after knocking out Hugo Ruiz in the first round of their WBA Super Featherweight Championships fight at StubHub Center on February 9, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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