Well, well, well, look at that. We have finally found a way to make boxing events interesting again! And by “interesting,” we mean chaotic and borderline dangerous.
Let’s set the scene: it’s Sunday night, the location is Sunrise, Florida – which apparently has an arena for NHL hockey team Florida Panthers (just in case you were curious). The match-up? None other than Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III in an exhibition bout that no one asked for.
The first five rounds of the fight turned out to be Mayweather showboating and taunting his opponent with ease. But then something unexpected happened – Gotti III got frustrated and decided to talk trash back at the former champ. Oh boy…
Enter referee Kenny Bayless who issued a warning about their choice of language – because as we all know fighting is fine but using bad words? Absolutely unacceptable! He even threatened he’d stop the fight if they continued getting rowdier than a hen party on South Beach during Spring Break.
Fast forward a few minutes later… yep, things escalated real quick alright. All-out chaos broke loose between both fighters and their teams after Bayless followed through with what he promised earlier on by stopping the fight before things could get any uglier.
But wait there’s more: enter mma fighter Claressa Shields who was ringside for this juicy event and shared her thoughts on Twitter saying she had never seen anything like it before – coming from one of the best female boxers ever might say quite a lot about how messy this really was!
Oh yes folks – let us bask in all its glory as absolute pandemonium reigned supreme once again thanks to these two brave souls throwing hands around when not spouting off hurtful vernacularities.
And amidst all this madness came Dillon Danis asking if anyone even knew Floyd had a fight scheduled? Clearly he wasn’t ready or willing to waste his time on such a frivolous event.
In conclusion, we can all agree that the biggest winner of this fight was the audience who got to witness something that they will remember for years to come – something they thought only happens in movies or a drunken night out. And as the dust settles over Sunrise, Florida on this fateful Sunday evening – we can’t help but wonder: what’s next? Are we going to see some bare knuckle fighting at halftime during the Super Bowl? Or maybe an MMA fighter taking on a sumo wrestler while juggling flaming torches?? Who knows! The sky is truly the limit after this historic moment in sports history (for lack of better words).
‘What the f***, man?’: Claressa Shields, fighters react to Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III melee