Mayweather dominated the fight from the beginning, landing shots on Gotti as he moved around the ring against an out-of-sorts opponent.
Mayweather continued to mock Gotti throughout the fight by talking to him as he landed some heavy blows. Gotti struggled to respond but managed to stay with Mayweather for six rounds.
Floyd Mayweather and John Gotti III’s exhibition fight erupted into a mass brawl after being called off by the referee due to ‘trash-talking and abusive language’ 😳🥊 pic.twitter.com/viQ2ZPj8ap
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) June 12, 2023
That is when things took a turn for the worse. Referee Kenny Bayless warned the fighters about their language, but the warning was ignored.
Thereafter, Bayless stopped the fight in the sixth round. However, Gotti swung wildly, much to the shock of the onlookers. Mayweather and Gotti’s camp jumped into the ring as a result.
As this happened, things escalated in the crowd with some fans inciting trouble. Although there were no reports of injuries sustained, the majority of the boxing community questioned whether the scenes had been staged.
— David Vega – Chicago | Jacksonville | New York (@tridence) June 12, 2023
Social Media Reaction
Do anything for clout
— naol (@naoldv) June 12, 2023
I feel like this is fake
— j (@_meeely04) June 12, 2023
I’m sure it was for the cameras 🎥
— Thomas (@Howard801) June 12, 2023