The much-anticipated exhibition fight between Floyd Mayweather and John Gotti III, the grandson of the notorious John Gotti, took an unexpected turn, descending into a mass brawl. Mayweather retired from professional boxing in 2017 but has continued to participate in lucrative non-competitive fights against opponents like Deji and Logan Paul.
During the initial press conference, 46-year-old Floyd Mayweather stated his intention to continue having fun and entertaining audiences until he decides it’s time to retire for good. He also challenged Gotti III, suggesting it was Gotti III’s responsibility to prove himself and convince Mayweather to leave the sport. In response, Gotti III, a 30-year-old MMA fighter, expressed his determination to explore new opportunities. He acknowledged his previous losses and the need to return to MMA after his last defeat.
The Fight and Unraveling Chaos
The fight, held at the FLA Live Arena in Florida, started uneventfully, lacking the excitement and intensity anticipated by fans. However, controversy erupted in the sixth round when referee Kenny Bayliss controversially decided to stop the fight. This decision did not sit well with Gotti III, who defiantly continued to box. Mayweather’s team and fans swiftly reacted, swarming Gotti III in an attempt to regain control of the situation. The chaotic turn of events led to a massive brawl between the two camps, while Floyd Mayweather observed the unfolding chaos from a distance.
Aftermath and Social Media Reactions
Soon, authorities cleared the arena, but it was the post-fight antics that ended up being more entertaining than the fight itself. In a social media video, Floyd Mayweather proclaimed that the show he put on was worth the hefty price he commands. Gotti III also took to social media, expressing his discontent with the outcome. He even referred to Mayweather as his “enemy for life.” Gotti III disputed the disqualification ruling, claiming that Mayweather never truly brought him down or stopped him during the fight.
Several stories have showcased a dog rescuing a person in dire need. It’s widely known that a dog responds to or approaches a human crying or showing any sign of distress. Recently, a group of researchers conducted a study to find whether a dog would go one step further than just approaching a distressed person and taking any action to help.
For the experimental study, the researchers recruited 34 dogs, including therapy dogs and pet dogs. This particular group of dogs included a variety of ages and breeds, from an adolescent spaniel mix to an elderly golden retriever therapy dog. The owners filled out a survey paper each about the training and behaviors of their dogs. The researchers attached a heart rate monitor to each dog’s chest to measure the stress responses during the experiment.
To create a barrier separating the dogs and their owners, the researchers asked each owner to sit on a chair behind a magnetized shut clear door, which could be easily pushed open by a dog. Half of the owners were instructed to cry loudly every 15 seconds and say ‘help’ in a loud distressed voice. The other half were assigned to say ‘help’ in a calm voice every 15 seconds, while humming “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” The researchers observed the dogs’ behaviors by running the test until the dog opened the door, or until five minutes, for those who didn’t.
The researchers found that almost half the dogs opened the door to go near their owners, crying or humming. In the case of crying owners, the dogs opened the door within an average of 23 seconds, while the others took nearly a minute and a half. Also, the dogs that opened the door more quickly were found to be less stressed than their counterparts that took longer. The researchers didn’t find any difference between the pet dogs’ and therapy dogs’ reactions.