Grandson of notorious New York mafia boss set to face Floyd Mayweather in upcoming exhibition bout | Boxing | Sport

Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated boxing legend, is set to step back into the ring once again, this time to face off against professional fighter, John Gotti III. The bout is set to take place on June 11 in Sunrise, Florida and is aptly billed as “Last Name Matters”.

This highly anticipated event has generated a lot of buzz among fans and will feature an official press conference scheduled to take place on Thursday at The Gabriel Miami Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton. The fight event will then be hosted at the FLA Live Arena down the road.

Mayweather, who enjoys the reputation of being one of the most successful and highly-paid boxers in history, has dedicated this event to his longtime assistant, Marikit “Kitchie” Laurico, who passed away suddenly in April. His opponent, John Gotti III, is a professional boxer and MMA fighter.

The 30-year-old comes from a well-known New York background as he is the grandson of the infamous Italian-American gangster John Gotti, better known as ‘Teflon Don’. Gotti was one of the most powerful and dangerous mafia bosses in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. He was eventually caught and convicted on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering in 1992. After being found guilty of the charges, he was given life imprisonment and died behind bars in 2002.

Gotti III has quite an impressive record in the world of professional fighting. Starting off in MMA, he amassed a 5-1 record before making the switch to boxing in 2022, where he has a clean 2-0 record. It will be interesting to see how he fares against Mayweather, who boasts a whopping 50-0 record, having defeated some of the biggest names in boxing such as Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya.

The number of rounds, weight and rules for Mayweather vs Gotti III are yet to be announced, but fans are eagerly awaiting further details on the bout expected at tomorrow’s launch press event.

Overall, this fight between two champions promises to be a thrilling event for fans of both boxing and MMA. With Mayweather’s years of experience and Gotti III’s impressive record in the ring, the bout is expected to be one for the ages.

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