“Time to Put My Life Savings on This Fight”: Weeks After Receiving “Kill or Be Killed” Warning From Former Mafia Boss’ Grandson, Floyd Mayweather’s Next Fight Promo Sends Shockwaves Through Boxing World

Published 06/06/2023, 1:15 PM EDT

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In the world of boxing, words can carry as much weight as a Heavyweight’s punch. This rings true in the lead-up to a match that’s grabbed the attention of the boxing world and beyond. It’s not just another fight – it’s Floyd Mayweather Jr., undefeated and widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, against an unexpected contender: John Gotti III, grandson of former New York mob boss John Gotti, and an accomplished MMA fighter in his own right who has recently transitioned to boxing.

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Mayweather, after retiring in 2017, has made a name in the exhibition fight circuit, dancing around the ring with opponents of various sorts. But this time, it’s different. John Gotti III is no stranger to conflict and holds a grim resolve as he steps into the ring against Mayweather. His intentions are clear and were starkly revealed when he ominously declared this fight a “kill or be killed” situation, bringing a chilling yet captivating dimension to the upcoming bout.

These two worlds – one of a polished boxing legend and the other of a raw, determined newcomer – are about to collide. As the anticipation builds, one thing is clear: this fight is not just another exhibition. It’s a test of mettle, courage, and the indomitable spirit of two fighters with everything to prove.

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Shockwaves in the boxing world: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. John Gotti III

The promotional campaign for the upcoming bout has begun, with Mayweather himself fueling the hype. Recently, he shared a thrilling promotional video of his upcoming fight on Instagram. It wasn’t just the video that sent ripples across the boxing world, it was his post’s caption that had fans in a frenzy. Mayweather announced, “Sunday, June 11 TUNE IN!! @thezeusnetwork to watch Mayweather Vs. Gotti III and other live action boxing and music performances.”

Fan reactions poured in instantly, a testament to the eagerness and anticipation surrounding this unusual face-off. One user’s reaction took an unexpected turn, as they resolved to “put [their] life savings on this fight.” A user, Vegas, predicted, “A night to remember 🥊🔥🔥🏁,” highlighting the highly charged atmosphere the fight promises to deliver.

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Another user named Johnny Irizarry admired Mayweather’s unbeatable skill, declaring, “There’s no boxer beating Floyd he mastered the game of boxing.” Similarly, Tez was of the firm belief that Mayweather’s form is still unmatched, commenting, “I believe Floyd could still beat a lot of fighters today.”

Mario Albertoa simply crowned Mayweather with the highest accolade, calling him “THEEEEE GOAAAAAAT” – The Greatest Of All Time, a sentiment echoed by many Mayweather supporters over the years.

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So, we leave you with this thought – as the legendary Mayweather and the gritty Gotti III gear up to face each other in what promises to be a titanic clash, with a custom-made WBC belt on the line, how do you see the fight playing out? Tell us yours thoughts on the comments below.

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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