Davis allegedly hit woman with ‘closed hand’ slap

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Gervonta Davis allegedly struck a woman on the right side of her head with a “closed hand type slap,” leading to his arrest Tuesday afternoon in Florida, according to a Broward County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

According to the incident report, the woman, who doesn’t live with Davis and whose name was redacted, suffered a small abrasion to the inside of her upper lip on the right side of her mouth.

The 135-pound boxer was arrested at 2:50 p.m. ET Tuesday in Parkland, Florida, and jailed on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge of battery causing bodily harm, according to Broward County Sheriff’s Office records.

Davis remains in custody after a Wednesday morning court hearing, where bail was set at $1,000, a jail official said.

Davis was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the alleged incident, according to the report.

Davis’ boxing promoter, PBC, declined comment.

Davis, 28, of Baltimore, is scheduled to headline a PBC on Showtime PPV event Jan. 7 in Washington, D.C., against Hector Luis Garcia. The bout is planned as a prelude to an April 25 superfight in Las Vegas against Ryan Garcia.

Davis also is set to appear in Baltimore Circuit Court on Feb. 16 for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash in November 2020, according to court records. Davis is accused of fleeing the scene of a crash that involved four people, including a pregnant woman. He is facing 14 charges, including failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury. He is facing a lawsuit as well.

He previously faced misdemeanor charges in Coral Gables, Florida, in February 2020, in which he had been accused of battering an ex-girlfriend. That case was discharged Dec. 13 of this year, according to court records.

Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) is a former 130-pound titleholder.

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