By Craig Daly: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis has posted a statement on Instagram in reaction to his arrest on Tuesday for an alleged domestic violence incident involving a woman.
On Instagram, Tank denied hitting the woman, saying he’s “not a monster.” He says didn’t strike the woman or the child.
It’s unclear if there were any witnesses to this incident or if there are visible signs of injury to the victim.
The 28-year-old Tank Davis has been released from the Broward County jail in Florida on Wednesday afternoon. On social media, Tank claimed his innocence, saying that people are trying to get money from him.
He’d been arrested for allegedly slapping the woman on the right side of her face, causing an abrasion on her upper lip.
“I never put my hands on my child’s mother nor my f***ing daughter. I’m not a monster,” said Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on Instagram today.
“Have a helicopter flying over my house now as I write this because they look at this as money to them them, and they’re trying to get as much money as possible,” said Tank Davis.
In the audio of the 911 call that ESPN has gotten, the woman that Tank Davis allegedly slapped was heard to say, “Please help me; I need help, please. I’m trying to go home; I have a baby in the car and attacked me … He’s going to kill me. I need to go. I’m in danger right now.”
It’s unknown if Showtime will still be televising Gervonta’s fight against Hector Luis Garcia on January 7th on pay-per-view. Tank (27-0, 25 KOs) and Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) is scheduled to fight on Showtime from the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C.
According to ESPN, Showtime is “looking into the situation” about Tank’s domestic violence case report.
Last year, Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero was scratched from a headliner fight against Tank Davis on Showtime pay-per-view after an allegation of sexual assault surfaced. Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz replaced Rolly for the PPV event against Tank.
It’s more tricky in the situation for the January 7th card, as Tank Davis is the star of the event, and it would be virtually impossible to remove him from the Showtime PPV card without crippling it to the extent that few boxing fans would be interested in watching it.