Video appears to show boxer Gervonta Davis grabbing woman by throat at basketball game

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CORRECTS DATE - Gervonta Davis, right, lands a punch on Yuriorkis Gamboa during round eight for the WBA lightweight boxing bout Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Atlanta. Davis won the title by a 12th round TKO. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
Gervonta Davis seemed to be caught on camera getting physical with a woman. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

Lightweight champion Gervonta Davis appeared to be captured on video grabbing a woman by the throat and pulling her out of a basketball game on Saturday.

According to TMZ, the event was a charity basketball game in Miami and the incident occurred after a heated argument between the two.

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Davis acknowledged the incident on his Instagram story, saying the woman is the mother of his child. He maintained he never hit her and would never hurt her, but admitted to being “aggressive.”

Screencap of Gervonta Davis' Instagram story
Screen shot of Gervonta Davis' Instagram story

The 25-year-old Davis is currently 23-0 and currently owns the WBA (regular) lightweight title after previously competing at super featherweight. He is promoted by Floyd Mayweather, who has called him a potential successor and a future household name.

The Baltimore native has previously faced assault charges that were later dropped after reportedly punching a childhood friend in the head in 2017 and another fight with a man at a Virginia mall, as well as disorderly conduct for a reported street fight in 2018.

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