The Florida State Athletic Commission suspended John Gotti III for six months for his role in the post-fight brawl following his exhibition with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Those punches John Gotti III threw at Floyd Mayweather Jr. after Sunday’s exhibition boxing match was called are going to cost him.
Gotti won’t be allowed to fight in the state of Florida until next year after his antics ignited a brawl.
The commission said in its statement that the suspension was issued immediately after the fight, adding that Mayweather was not disciplined as a result of the incident.
“The DBPR Florida Athletic Commission took immediate action the evening of Sunday, June 11, and suspended John Gotti III for six months,”
reads the statement
“Mayweather has not been penalized.”
The match was stopped by referee Kenny Bayless in the sixth round, but Gotti appeared to ignore his instructions and continued to go after Mayweather, prompting several members from both teams to enter the ring.
Gotti clearly wanted to continue and marched towards Mayweather with clear intent to attempt landing further blows.
Mayweather is no stranger to the dangers of being knocked out when the action appears to have stopped, having once secured a controversial stoppage over Victor Ortiz to win the WBC welterweight title by catching his opponent off guard with a decisive punch when the fight looked to have been paused.
The 46-year-old managed to wing in a counter shot as Gotti attempted to land, but the scene quickly descended into a violent farce as entourages from both corners and dozens of ringside observers appeared to spill onto the canvas.
Gotti was competing in his third boxing match and has a pro record of 2-0. He’s also 5-1 in MMA.
He posted a few times on his Instagram Stories of the post-fight melee. He called Mayweather a “punk b—-” and an “enemy for life.”
Mayweather’s family also reportedly faced racially charged threats on social media from Gotti’s family.