John Gotti III labels Floyd Mayweather a ‘punk b***h’ and ‘enemy for life’ after their fight descended into chaos, while he calls Conor McGregor for back-up
- Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition bout with John Gotti III descended into a farce
- Gotti started a mass brawl after the fight was abandoned due to trash talk
- He called out his rival on social media, claiming he was now ‘an enemy for life’
John Gotti III has spoken for the first time since his exhibition fight with Floyd Mayweather descended into chaos when he sparked a mass brawl after the fight was stopped – calling the veteran fighter ‘an enemy for life’.
Mayweather’s professional career ended in 2017 when he took his record to 50-0 with a TKO win over Conor McGregor, but the 46-year-old has since taken part in a series of high-profile exhibition bouts in the years since.
The most recent of which took place in Florida on Sunday night, but it turned into more of a WWE Royal Rumble than a boxing match when the arena descended into violence midway through the sixth round when referee Kenny Bayless – who was unhappy with the amount of trash-talking – called off the fight.
Unfortunately for the man in the middle, that sparked an almighty ruckus, with Gotti – who is the grandson of infamous mob boss from the Gambino crime family in New York – firing a flurry of punches at his opponent, before close to 50 people flew into the ring, while scraps broke out across the FLA Live Arena.
And Gotti, clearly still revved up from the post-fight scrap, took to social media to hit out his rival.
John Gotti III broke his silence after the fight with Floyd Mayweather descended into chaos
The referee stopped the bout midway through the sixth of the scheduled eight rounds
John Gotti III hadn’t had enough of the exhibition fight and tried to break past the referee, throwing a flurry of punches at his rival before scraps broke out in and out of the ring
Gotti took to Instagram to unleash a furious tirade, insisting Mayweather was ‘an enemy for life’
‘Punk b***h @Floyd Mayweather. You my enemy for life,’ he posted on his Instagram story, accompanied with an aerial shot of the melee.
Gotti then also hinted their tension wouldn’t stop there as he called out Mayweather’s last professional opponent and UFC legend McGregor for support.
He said: ‘@TheNotoriousMMA we need back-up.’
The whole evening was a farce right from the beginning, with Mayweather in clear control early on.
He continuously mocked Gotti during the first few rounds of the bout and landed a flurry of blows, with the 30-year-old giving little back, even being described by one journalist as ‘helpless’.
Between rounds, the referee had spoken to Gotti corner in a bid to quell their trash talk before taking the bold decision to call off the fight after his warning was not heeded.
And Gotti also hit out at the referee during his tirade on Instagram as he said: ‘But never put me down or stopped me. It was a DQ for no reason.’
The threats and bad blood didn’t stop there as Gotti’s sister Nicolette then sent a threatening message to Mayweather’s daughter.
Gotti also put out a request to Mayweather’s last professional opponent Conor McGregor
The grandson of the notorious gangster called in UFC legend Conor McGregor for back-up
Gotti also slammed the referee’s decision to stop the bout midway through the sixth round
Gotti’s sister, Nicolette, also sent a harrowing threat out towards Mayweather’s daughter
Posting on her private Instagram, she said: ‘@Floydmayweather your daughter was ran through by a[n] animal with 12 different baby mamas – you little circus animal.
‘You’re all a pack of zoo animals. I swear on my kids I’m coming for your daughter.
‘It may be 2 years, 3 years from now, but I’m coming c***.’
Mayweather’s showdown with Gotti was the seventh exhibition fight he has taken part in since retiring but it was by far the most dramatic.