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Boxing star arrested 11 days before world title fight – RT Sport News


World boxing champion Gervonta Davis has been arrested for domestic violence by battery less than two weeks before he is due to defend his WBA lightweight title.

Davis, 28, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday and remains in custody, according to US media reports.

He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning, officials at the Broward County Main Jail said.

The undefeated Davis – nicknamed ‘Tank’ – is scheduled to take on Dominican rival Hector Luis Garcia in their bout at Washington DC’s Capital One Arena on January 7.

It was not immediately clear if Davis’ arrest would jeopardize the fight.

The contest is seen as a prelude to a blockbuster showdown between Davis and fellow undefeated American fighter Ryan Garcia in Las Vegas in April.

Davis boasts a perfect 27-0 record and has acquired world titles at multiple weights during his career.

However, has repeatedly faced run-ins with the law. He is due to appear in Baltimore court in February on multiple counts for his alleged involvement in a November 2020 hit-and-run.

He had previously faced charges stemming from an incident at a basketball game in February 2020 when he was observed “beat” his former girlfriend, although the case was dismissed this month.

Davis has long been touted as a protege of boxing great Floyd Mayweather and was previously under the Mayweather Promotions banner.

The couple separated this year, although Mayweather said he felt no ill will towards his former manager.

Davis last fought in May when he stopped Rolando Romero in the sixth round of their title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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