One of the most bizarre combat sports events in recent memory looked like it would end with a whimper. But instead, all hell broke loose in the middle of the sixth round of the Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III main event exhibition bout.
The boxing card took place Sunday night at the FLA Arena in Sunrise, Fla., the home of the Florida Panthers NHL team. After five rounds of Mayweather showboating and taunting in a one-sided performance, Gotti III got frustrated and started talking trash back at the former boxing champ. That led to referee Kenny Bayless to issue a warning about the language being used – and a threat he would stop the fight if things continued.
They did, Bayless did what he promised, and then an all-out brawl between both fighters and their teams went down.
Never seen no shit like I seen it tonight! @FloydMayweather schooled Gotti ass! And his people couldn’t handle it!
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) June 12, 2023
Absolute pandemonium in the ring at the Mayweather vs Gotti III exhibition. This could get really ugly, especially in the aftermath of the event….
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) June 12, 2023
did anybody even know Floyd had a fight today?!?!
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) June 12, 2023