Most of the fighting in Floyd Mayweather’s latest exhibition happened after the fight – something the man himself has called a ‘crazy show.’
The 50-0 fighting legend continued his stint on the showmanship circuit with another boxing performance, this time in Florida against John Gotti III.
Gotti is grandson of the former boss of the Gambino crime family. He has a 5-1 record in MMA and 2-0 record in professional boxing.
Unsurprisingly, Mayweather was extremely comfortable in the ring, showing a little more aggression than he has in the past for these contests before settling into an easy rhythm.
Gotti was frustrated and had been warned for holding before referee Kenny Bayless decided to punish him by waving off the fight. He didn’t take it well, and went to attack Mayweather, who landed a nice counter in defence.
Both sides entered the ring and chaos erupted. In post-fight locker room footage, Mayweather addressed his team.
“I told y’all. See that’s why I get paid the big bucks. I put on a show. I don’t care if it’s a riot, with the Floyd Mayweather experience you’ll never know what’s gonna happen. Man that s**t was crazy.”
It certainly was more eventful than many of Mayweather’s latest events, but the out-of-control brawl and the many documented crowd fights certainly don’t paint the sport in a good light.
In the aftermath, John Gotti III called Mayweather an enemy for life. He has subsequently been suspended by the Florida State Athletic Commission for six months.
It’s unclear what Mayweather will do next, but with the hype from this event and his ability to sell a show wherever he goes and whoever he faces, there’s little doubt he’ll continue with the exhibitions.