Long Island’s John Gotti III fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Florida on June 11


Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be his idol, but John Gotti III isn’t fooling around.

Come June 11 when the pair stand alone in a boxing ring in Sunrise, Florida, the Oyster Bay Cove native said it will be “kill or be killed.”

Gotti, 30, a grandson of deceased American crime boss John Gotti, will square off against Mayweather, 46, in an exhibition boxing match.

Mayweather, who retired from official competition after defeating MMA icon Conor McGregor in 2017, has continued to box in non-scored exhibitions, including wins over Tenshin Nasukawa, Mikuru Asakura, and Deji Olatunji. He has also faced off against Logan Paul, Don Moore and Aaron Chalmers.

Meanwhile, Gotti boasts experience in professional boxing and mixed martial arts. He has a record of 5-1 in MMA and is 2-0 in boxing, with a first-round TKO in his most recent fight against Alex Citrowske.

The Long Islander’s matchup with the boxing legend may be an exhibition. But in no way, shape or form will that spare Mayweather, Gotti said.

“I’ve been following him since I was eight years old,” Gotti said during a recent press conference in Miami. “This was my idol. This was a guy I did school projects on. It was a guy I looked up to.

“But make no mistake, June 11 I’m bringing bad intentions to that man,” Gotti continued. “I don’t care if it’s an exhibition or not. You signed to fight me, there’s no quarter. It’s kill or be killed.”

Gotti’s father, John Gotti Jr., served as acting boss of the Gambino crime family while his grandfather was in prison.

The fight is being promoted under the tagline “Last Names Matter.”

Top image: A still from YouTube.