Floyd Mayweather, the highest-paid boxer, is set to have a third exhibition match against John Gotti III during the Super Bowl weekend.
Their initial encounter on June 11, 2023, in Florida ended in the sixth round with a referee stoppage and subsequent ring brawl after Kenny Bayless stopped the bout due to excessive trash talk.
The 31-year-old MMA fighter, with a record of 5-1-0, gained international attention when announced as Mayweather’s latest opponent.
Mayweather announced the rematch on Instagram with a fight poster, providing no specific date or location but confirming it would coincide with the Super Bowl week.
“Kicking Off Super Bowl Weekend – Unfinished Business. See You Guys In Las Vegas. More Details Coming Soon!! @mayweatherpromotions”,” the post read.
John Gotti III, with a professional record of two wins and zero losses, is the nephew of the infamous Mafia boss John Gotti.
Details yet to be finalized
The rematch between Mayweather and Gotti III adds anticipation to the upcoming fight, with Mayweather’s remarkable career spanning five weight categories and retiring with a 50-0 record after defeating Conor McGregor in 2017.
The details surrounding the Super Bowl weekend bout are yet to be finalized, but the announcement has generated considerable interest given Mayweather’s iconic status in boxing and the intriguing connection to the Gotti family.