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Absolute mayhem during Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition clash with John Gotti III after controversial stoppage

Marcus Chan

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Absolute mayhem during Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition clash with John Gotti III after controversial stoppage

There were chaotic scenes after Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition bout with John Gotti III ended controversially.

Since retiring from professional boxing, Mayweather has returned to the ring in a series of exhibition fights against MMA stars and YouTubers.

Having fought around the world in places like Japan, the United Kingdom and The United Arab Emirates, Mayweather returned to the United States for his latest fight.



The 50-0 boxing legend took on the son of one of America’s most notorious mobsters, Gotti III, who had previously boxed twice.

During the fight inside the FLA Live Arena in Florida, Mayweather started well as he fired big shots at Gotti.

However, in the sixth round, referee Kenny Bayliss stopped the fight, a decision which led to absolute cranage as Gotti was clearly unhappy with the call.

Gotti continued to chase Mayweather around the ring and looked to hit the legendary boxer. This led to the ring being packed with team members from both sides.


Mayweather was then seen sitting on top of the ropes as about 50 people had it out inside the ring.

The mayhem did not stop there as fights broke out within the crowd, with fans throwing punches at each other.

Backstage, a number of fighters and musicians were also involved in the action.


Eventually, the arena was cleared by police who threatened to charge anyone who did not leave immediately.

Fans were quick to react on social media.

One said: “Mayweather wasn’t fussed he landed a nice check left hook to wobble him.”

Another tweeted: “Still pretty embarrassing for Floyd that he can't KO any of these bums he fights.”


A third fan added: “This is absolutely chaotic goodness me.”

Someone else wrote: “Another day another easy Floyd W. Even 50 guys can’t stop him hahaha.”

Thoughts on the incident? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Zeus

Topics: Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Fan Reactions

Marcus Chan
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