Gervonta Davis is one of the most exciting young boxers on the planet. 2020 has the potential to be massive for the Baltimore man. The WBA lightweight champion is widely seen as Floyd Mayweather’s protege. Explosive and powerful, his actual boxing style is quite different from his mentor.

But one thing he might have learned from Mayweather is beating women. Davis made bad headlines for laying hands on a woman at a celebrity basketball game in Florida. Needless to say, the internet hasn’t responded very well to his actions. You just can’t do that sort of thing in the 21st century.

Check out the clips below of Davis throwing caution to the wind and aggressively putting hands on his baby mother Andretta Smothers. How dumb is this guy?


Smothers is the mother of Davis’s daughter Andrea. The pair were arguing at the event in Miami when Davis saw red. He put his hands around her neck and lifted her out of her seat. Then he made to drag her out of the venue like this. The pair were separated and escorted out. Later Davis faced a social media onslaught. He responded on Instagram with the following message:

“I never once hit her, yea I was aggressive and told her come on… that’s the mother of my child I would never hurt her other than that happy New Years.. January was trash.”

Does somebody need to teach him what domestic violence is? He might be a good boxer but that’s not the smartest move to make in a public place.

Twitter Reaction

Needless to say, the Twittersphere has not reacted kindly to Davis’s actions. It’s unsurprising and definitely not a good look for a man hoping to make a big impact this year. Check out some of the best reactions below.

@tonestradamus: “Like I know Gervonta Davis is a champion boxer, but really i think i could whoop his ass, he 5’5” 130 lbs, ima finna see if he a champion wrestler, ain’t nobody in a boxing ring slammed him on his s**t lol”
@Jordan_Patu: “Floyd Mayweather and Gervonta Davis the Yoda and Luke Skywalker of trash human beings in boxing. Smfh.”
@zamundan: “I have no idea who this Gervonta Davis dude is but he’s definitely your average undersized b**ch with a complex.”
@Khadijah9310: “Gervonta Davis gotta be out his mind to grab his baby mother up like that in public. If he do that in public no telling what he did when they got in the car and left.”
@mayaventura_: “Gervonta Davis is a b**ch, that is all.”
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports


In the meantime, Davis is searching for his next opponent. He was meant to fight Abner Mares but that was canceled after Mares suffered a detached retina. The two biggest names at lightweight are Teofimo Lopez and, of course, Vitaly Lomachenko. However, they look set to throw down in April.
Leo Santa Cruz is eager to take on ‘Tank.’ The 31-year-old is a four-weight world champion and would definitely represent a step up in class for Davis. Coral Gables Florida Police are investigating the incident.
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