Floyd Mayweather, the renowned boxing champion, has selected an opponent with a well-known surname for his upcoming fight. He will face off against MMA fighter and pro boxer John Gotti III in an exhibition match on June 11 at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. According to a press release by Mayweather’s promotion team, he is expected to reveal more information during a formal announcement on Thursday in Miami.
Mayweather, who finished his professional career with a record of 50-0 and 27 KOs, has been keeping himself busy in the ring since retiring from competitive boxing after his victory over UFC superstar Conor McGregor in August 2017. In a series of exhibition matches, Mayweather has faced off against a range of significant names from different fields, including popular YouTubers Logan Paul and Deji, RIZIN standout Mikuru Asakura, and kickboxing champion Tenshin Nasukawa. In February of this year, Mayweather handily defeated reality TV star and former Bellator fighter Aaron Chalmers in an eight-round exhibition fight.
John Gotti III, Mayweather’s upcoming opponent, is a 30-year-old MMA fighter and pro boxer with a record of 5-1 in MMA and 2-0 in professional boxing. Following a unanimous decision defeat to Nick Alley in his first MMA bout and the cancellation of two fights thereafter, Gotti made his professional boxing debut in October 2022.
Since then, he has scored two back-to-back victories over Alex Citrowske and Albert Tulley, finishing Citrowske in the first round this past January. Mayweather’s June 11 exhibition match against Gotti carries the theme, “Last Names Matter,” as Gotti is the grandson of notorious New York mobster John Gotti, who passed away in 2002.