Gervonta Davis’ Childs Mother Clears Tank’s Name From Domestic Violence | So Was He Right About The Media?

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - MAY 28: Gervonta Davis poses with the belt after knocking out Rolando Romero with a left hook in the sixth round during their fight for Davis' WBA World lightweight title at Barclays Center on May 28, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gervonta Davis’s child’s mother, Vanessa Posso, took to social media to set the record straight on the domestic altercation that saw the boxer arrested. She wanted to let the world know that the incident was not what it seemed, explain what had happened, and admit her faults in the altercation.

The Explanation

“These past few days have been hurtful, and extremely exhausting for all parties involved,” Posso wrote on her social media page. “I pride myself on being extremely private; this situation was the last thing I wanted to be made public. The state of our relationship has been in a fragile space and Gervonta and I were both at fault for the argument. While the emotions were running high I made an unnecessary call to law enforcement in an intense moment while I was frantic.”

The admission of fault was a significant statement as many began to write Davis off as a domestic abuser, given his history with his first child’s mother. During a celebrity basketball game in Miami for the 2020 Super Bowl LIV, Davis was seen gripping up his first daughter’s mother on video and dragging her to the back of the arena. With this latest incident with his second child’s mother in South Florida, speculation was high that Davis was exhibiting a pattern of domestic abuse. However, Posso quickly clarified that Davis did not harm her or their daughter.

“Gervonta did not harm me or our daughter,” Posso continued. “Today, we have sought the help necessary to move forward with our lives. I am confident that we will succeed within our co-parentling dynamic with the counseling provided to us.”

The information was refreshing and dissolved the doubt lingering over Davis’s name. The boxer slated to make his first appearance in the ring of 2023 against Hector Luis Garcia on Jan. 7 in Washington, D.C., received negative speculation around his out-of-ring actions before Posso’s statement. Many believed the fight was in jeopardy of cancellation due to the circumstances. Tank fights on Showtime, and the network had pulled fighters from their cards before that were accused of assault and later exonerated.

The SHOWTIME Effect

Tank’s boxing nemesis, Rolando “Rolly” Romero, was officially pulled from a Dec. 5 Showtime PPV main event bout against Davis in Los Angeles back in November 2021 when a woman accused Romero of sexual assault on Twitter. She filed a report with the Henderson Police Department in Nevada, and the network shifted until the allegations were sorted. The investigation surrounding sexual assault accusations against lightweight boxer Rolando Romero was closed without charges by January 2022, and Romero was able to fight Davis by May 2022.

Davis knew Showtime did not play when it came to controversial moments that collide with upcoming fights, and as the network’s resident poster boy, this was a pivotal moment. For Davis, he wanted the world to know that the facts would expose certain media outlets as destroyers of his namesake and called them out by their organization’s name.

When the world remembers that Davis is only 28 years old and learning how to live in the spotlight, the nascence of his life experience is remembered, and the fact that his relationships might be toxic but redeemable becomes a reality.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.