Mayweather Bout With Gotti III
The melee not only spilt into the ring but also ignited numerous fights among the crowd and backstage at the FLA Live Arena in Florida.
The match, which reached the sixth round, came to an abrupt halt when Bayliss intervened, much to the annoyance of Gotti.
The 30-year-old grandson of notorious former New York crime boss John Gotti expressed his frustration and directed his anger towards the 46-year-old Mayweather.
Sensing the tension, team members from both sides flooded the ring, escalating the situation further.
Videos capturing the post-fight pandemonium circulated rapidly on social media, featuring Mayweather calmly stating, "That's why they pay the big bucks because I put on a show."
The remark, made amidst the chaos, only added fuel to the fire as emotions ran high among spectators and participants.
Law enforcement authorities were forced to intervene to restore order, clearing the arena and threatening charges against fans who did not vacate the premises promptly.
The unexpected turn of events marred what was supposed to be a night of entertainment and sportsmanship.
Mayweather, who retired in 2017 with an undefeated professional record of 50-0, has since participated in several exhibition bouts against both mixed martial arts fighters and YouTube personalities.
Notably, this exhibition tour marked his return to the United States after his eight-round clash with YouTuber Logan Paul in 2021.
The fallout from this controversial fight is expected to generate significant scrutiny regarding the regulation and security measures in place for such events.
As fans and officials await a thorough investigation into the brawl, the sporting world grapples with the question of how to prevent such incidents from tarnishing the reputation of the sport.