Floyd Mayweather’s Opponent: Did John Gotti III Inherit Wealth From Grandfather’s Mafia Business?

Published 06/06/2023, 3:07 PM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and John Gotti III would face other on June 11 in an exhibition match. The latter is a mixed martial artist who has participated in two professional boxing bouts, winning both duels. But probably what would catch the attention of most followers and enthusiasts would be his surname, Gotti. Many in the Big Apple, especially the old timers, would be familiar with it.

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John Gotti III is the scion of the Gotti family. Grandson of the ‘Dapper Don’ John Gotti Sr., the thirty-year-old has been active in mixed martial arts since 2017. As of now, his record stands at five wins against one loss. Then last year, finally foraying into professional boxing, he debuted against Albert Tulley on October 1. Four months later, on January 21, he fought his second bout.

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The apparent physical mismatch between Mayweather Jr. and Gotti II would not have been missed. Standing at five feet and eleven inches, the latter fights in the Light Heavyweight division. Reportedly he grew up idolizing Mayweather Jr. Now he’s got a chance to slug it out against his idol in a battle aptly titled “Last Name Matters.”

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Whether John Gotti III inherited wealth from his grandfather?

An article on ‘thesportsgrail.com’ reported his grandfather, John Gotti, headed the Gambino family. He received a life sentence in 1992 and died during his incarceration in 2002 due to throat cancer. Reportedly his net worth stood around $30 million. As far as Gotti III’s father, John A. Gotti, is concerned, according to ‘celebritynetworth.com,’ his net worth appeared in the vicinity of $10 million.

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As per an article in ‘birminghammail.co.uk,’ the Gotti family reportedly had an annual income of $500 million. However, that fails to address the question of whether John Gotti III inherited any of that fortune. Hence information on John Gotti III receiving wealth from his grandfather remains unavailable. Any mention of figures at this juncture might be purely speculative.

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All said and done, Gotti III seems to have picked a career far removed from his family’s line of work, so whether he can score a third consecutive win against an undefeated champion widely regarded as one of boxing’s greatest remains to be seen.

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Jaideep R Unnithan

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Jaideep Unnithan is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With over 400 articles authored at ES, Jaideep has built a reputation for diving deep into stories and producing detailed reports. Jaideep's passion for the sport of boxing was ignited when his father shared his experience of watching Ali vs Frazier live in the US.
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