Rematch between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and John Gotti III has been officially announced, promising another showdown in Las Vegas. This follows their initial exhibition bout in June, which ended in a brawl.
The first encounter between Mayweather and Gotti, held in Sunrise, Florida, faced early complications when a clash erupted between their entourages outside the ring, causing a delay in the proceedings. Despite the dramatic start, the two fighters engaged in a six-round exhibition where Mayweather showcased his mastery, outclassing Gotti in the ring. The referee intervened, waving off the fight in Mayweather’s favor.
Post-match, the rivalry escalated beyond the squared circle as Mayweather and Gotti attempted to reignite hostilities. Gotti, associated with the New York City crime family, even claimed on social media that he had ‘marked’ Mayweather for life.
Despite the tumultuous outcome of their first meeting, John Gotti III has succeeded in securing another chance to face Mayweather. According to talkSPORT’s boxing editor Michael Benson, the rematch is scheduled for February 9th, 10th, or 11th in Las Vegas, with the exact date yet to be confirmed.
Benson shared the announcement on X (formerly Twitter), stating, “ANNOUNCED: Floyd Mayweather will face John Gotti III in a rematch of their exhibition fight that descended into a brawl on Feb 9th/10th/11th in Las Vegas. Exact date TBC.”
In related news, former boxer Miguel Cotto, known for facing Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Canelo Alvarez, recently declared Mayweather as the best among the three. Cotto, a four-division champion, praised Mayweather’s superior fight IQ, emphasizing his excellence in every aspect of the sport.
As the countdown to the Mayweather vs. Gotti III rematch begins, fans eagerly await another chapter in the ongoing saga between these two formidable fighters.