Boxing Hall of Famer and undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather will hold a press conference to announce his latest exhibition fight as he prepares to take on professional boxer and mixed martial artist John Gotti III, the son of famous gangster John Gotti.
This showdown will headline “LAST NAMES MATTER” taking place _Sunday, June 11 from FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida in an event that will also feature performances from music superstars Ozuna, Romeo Santos and more. The event is dedicated to the loving memory of Marikit “Kitchie” Laurico, Mayweather’s longtime assistant who passed away suddenly in April.
Who is John Gotti III?
John Gotti III is a professional boxer and a former mixed martial arts fighter. He is also the grandson of John Gotti, the notorious New York mob boss who led the Gambino crime family in the 1980s and 1990s.
Gotti III started his combat sports career as an MMA fighter in 2017, competing in the welterweight division. He won his first five fights by knockout or submission, earning a reputation as a hard-hitting and aggressive fighter. He suffered his first loss in 2020, when he was outpointed by Nick Alley.
In 2022, Gotti III decided to switch to boxing, following his father’s passion for the sport. His father, John A. Gotti, also known as Junior Gotti, was a former military academy boxing captain and a boxing enthusiast. He introduced his son to boxing and MMA events as a way of bonding with him after being released from prison.
Gotti III made his professional boxing debut on October 1, 2022, at the Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. He fought in a four-round light heavyweight bout against an unnamed opponent. He won by unanimous decision, showing his power and stamina in the ring.
Gotti III has said that he fights for his name and the legacy of his name, and that he wants to be a positive role model for his family and his community. He trains at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy under Keith Trimble, and he is managed by Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing.