Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanted a circus show, and I guess he got it?
The former top pound-for-pound boxer has been on an exhibition tour in the last couple of years. While the interest and novelty around it has been fading because of the frequency and lack of interesting match ups, he did draw headlines for this one – just not the kind he expected, I guess.
Midway through Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition against MMA vet John Gotti III, Kenny Bayless was struggling to keep control of the action. Mayweather was taunting and clowning around an overmatched foe, and both men kept talking smack despite repeated warnings from the referee.
Eventually, in the sixth round, Gotti got a collar tie and locked Mayweather up. Referee Bayless had enough of the constant shenanigans, so he called off the fight after it. Little did he know that the chaos would only amplify after.
Gotti refused to honor the disqualification call and still tried to fight Mayweather. Both men threw a few punches after the fight officially ended, then all hell broke loose as both fighters’ teams and oversized entourages stormed the ring.
The melee apparently spilled out into the crowd as well, with several people still fighting minutes after the disqualification.
Video of full scale brawl from Floyd Mayweather vs John Gotti III
Watch highlights from the fight, along with the in-ring chaos that broke out.
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