“The Heist” of Floyd Mayweather to end abruptly? Exploring the fading attraction of ‘Money’ Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather entered the ring tonight against John Gotti, which ended in mayhem inside the FLA Live Arena in Florida. Many are now wondering whether the altercation in the ring was staged since Floyd is no longer the PPV king after all these years. 

In yet another exhibition bout, Mayweather did nothing but demonstrate his boxing prowess. The fact that his opponent John Gotti III, the late mob boss John Gotti’s grandson and leader of the Gambino crime family in New York City, was the opponent, only drew more attention to the fight. 

Floyd Mayweather no longer the box-office draw

‘Money’ has dominated the sport for many years and is recognized as one of the best boxers of all time. Even though he has undoubtedly generated a lot of money through his fights, his exhibition matches are tarnishing his image as the once king of the ring. 

Mayweather, however, has refused to stop participating in exhibition bouts anytime soon. While many prominent boxers are criticizing him for destroying his legacy, Floyd is confident that he can still attract boxing fans to his fights. 

“Even in retirement, I’m still able to milk the game of boxing, continuing to make eight figures or more. I will continue to do exhibition bouts, making tons of money. People from all around the world will continue to pay because my hustle is just different.” Mayweather said. 

Mayweather vs Aaron Chalmers failure triggers the STAGED brawl vs John Gotti 3 

On February 25, Mayweather Jr. faced Aaron in his sixth exhibition match at London’s O2 Arena. This was Money’s debut match in the UK. Although there was no official pronouncement of a winner, it was clear during the eight rounds of the bout that Floyd was superior to his British opponent from Newcastle. 

Floyd’s ring appearance in the UK ended in a major disaster in terms of financial profit. Mayweather didn’t get the expected result from PPV buys. The undefeated boxer, however, blamed the British boxing enthusiasts for not being willing to spend money. 

“When you buy tickets over here [in Britain], you don’t really want to spend money. In America, we don’t mind spending money.” Floyd said. 

The 46-year-old boxer’s exhibition matchup with John culminated in a significant ring brawl, and ever since, it has been the subject of discussion in the boxing community. 

Event cancellation in future due to low ticket sales can bust “The Heist”

Many boxing analysts and promoters now think that Floyd is ruining his boxing name by continuing to compete and participating in exhibition fights just for the money.

Mayweather following exhibition fights, with opponents like Tenshin Nasukawa, Don Moore, Logan Paul, Mikuru Asakura, Deji Olatunji, Aron Chalmers, and John Gotti III, may need to start considering retirement so that he may leave his long time profession with at least some dignity.

Would you still pay for a Floyd Mayweather bout? Let us know your opinion in the comments below. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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