(Bleacher Report/Adam Wells April 26, 2023) Floyd Mayweather Jr. will resume his exhibition boxing career June 11 against the grandson of former American crime boss John Gotti. Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix noted the Mayweather-John Gotti III bout will take place in Sunrise, Florida. Per Boxing Scene, the fight will be announced during a news conference Thursday with Mayweather and Gotti set to make appearances. Since retiring from official competition after defeating former UFC champion Conor McGregor in 2017, Mayweather has continued to box in exhibitions that don't count on his record. This will mark the seventh such bout for Mayweather. He is 3-0 with wins over Tenshin Nasukawa, Mikuru Asakura and Deji Olatunji. Money has also gone up against Logan Paul, Don Moore and Aaron Chalmers in non-scored bouts.
Gotti, 30, has experience in professional boxing and mixed martial arts. He is 5-1 in MMA, with his most recent bout a unanimous-decision loss to Nick Alley in October 2020. Since then, Gotti has focused his energy on boxing. He is 2-0 with a first-round TKO in his most recent fight against Alex Citrowske on Jan. 21. Gotti is the grandson of John Gotti, who was the boss of the Gambino crime family beginning in 1985 and died in prison in 2002. His father, John Gotti Jr., served as acting boss while Gotti Sr. was imprisoned. The event is going to be billed as "Last Names Matter" with Mayweather and Gotti coming from different but well-known lineages.