1. “Mayweather vs John Gotti III: A Fight to Remember”

"A Fight That Ended in Chaos”

  • Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight with John Gotti III ended in a mass brawl when people stormed the ring following a controversial decision.
  • Referee Kenny Bayliss stopped the fight in the sixth round to the annoyance of Gotti, who then lashed out at 46-year-old Mayweather.
  • The ring was then swarmed with team members from both sides as Bayliss struggled to contain the drama.
  • Gotti III, 30, is the grandson of former New York crime boss John Gotti.
  • The melee kicked off a number of fights amongst the crowd in the FLA Live Arena in Florida and backstage.
  • In a video posted on social media, former boxing world champion Mayweather was filmed after the fight saying: “That’s why they pay the big bucks, because I put on a show.”
  • The arena had to be cleared by police, who threatened charges against fans who did not leave immediately.
  • Mayweather retired in 2017 with a record of 50-0 and has appeared in several exhibitions bouts against mixed martial arts and YouTube stars.
  • This was the first time his exhibition tour had returned to the United States since his eight-round bout with YouTuber Logan Paul in 2021.
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