The undercard is now set for June 11th in Sunrise, Florida when undefeated boxing Hall of Famer Floyd “Money” Mayweather returns in an exhibition showdown against professional fighter John Gotti III, the grandson of infamous gangster John Gotti. The crossover boxing show plus musical performances will be available on Zeus Network pay-per-view from the FLA Live Arena. In the eight-round co-feature, film and fighting star Ulysess "The Monster" Diaz will rematch Khalas “BabaYaga” Karim of the UK in the sequel to their February encounter on a prior Zeus Network undercard. In a four-round exhibition, heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will take on popular Vegas-based undefeated heavyweight Antonio Zepeda (6-0).
The Cuban-born, Miami-based cruiserweight Ulysses "The Monster" Diaz didn’t start fighting professionally until he was 35 years old. The subject of a 2022 documentary about his life, Diaz grew up with accomplished rapper and singer Pitbull and even traveled the world as his head of security. The now 42-year old has a successful boxing career at 14-1 with 13 KOs and also fight in bareknuckle boxing, where he broke the record for the World's Fastest Combat Sports KO, made official by Guinness World Records, by laying out Donelei Benedetto in three seconds. Diaz is engaged to WWE Diva Dana Brooke.
Popular “Wicked n’ Bad” light heavyweight Khalas Karim currently resides in the UK and is originally from Morocco via Denmark. Karim asserted himself as a force by going toe-to-toe with the formidable Diaz in their first clash, an exhibition slugfest. Despite the size and experience disadvantages, Karim showed refined technique against Diaz and was surging as the fight progressed.
The undefeated Jarrell Miller was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, home to his idols and former greats Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. An outspoken slugger [with prior suspensions for performance-ehnacing substances], Miller began boxing at the age of 16 and went 10-1 as an amateur. Now 34 years old, the 6’ 4” Miller currently holds a professional record of 26-0-1, with 22 KOs and was last seen knocking out Lucas Browne in six rounds in March of this year.
An “against the odds” story of perseverance, Antonio Zepeda was raised in Phoenix group homes after his father, who was serving a life sentence for murder, died in prison in 2014, and his mother, who struggled and was on the streets, died a year earlier. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Zepeda was a Phoenix Camelback High School All-Arizona football defensive end. He began his boxing training less than a year after his dreams of an NFL career ended at UNLV in 2017, when he suffered a broken tibia, torn MCL and meniscus. The 28 year-old Zepeda is currently 6-0 as a boxer and and 2-0 with 2 KOs in MMA. Now residing in Las Vegas, Zepeda’s fighting style has drawn comparisons, stylistically, to former Polish heavyweight Andrew Golota.
Also scheduled for action is a four-round bareknuckle boxing match between MMA star Hector Lombard and Eric Turner. Lombard is a Cuban and Australian professional mixed martial artist, bodybuilder, and former Olympic judoka who competes for Eagle FC. Lombard is best known for his tenure in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has also fought in Deep, Pride, and Bellator where he was the inaugural Bellator middleweight champion. Born in Cuba Lombard represented his home nation at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Judo.
In another four-round exhibition bout, J'Hon Ingram will battle Ryan “Stone” Allen. A light welterweight, Ingram (3-0, 3 KOs) is a Las Vegas resident had a short amateur career of just 12 bouts, as his style was already better suited to the professional ranks. Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ingram was first introduced to Mayweather when the Hall of Famer was looking for a sparring partner for an upcoming exhibition fight. The first sparring session with Mayweather proved life changing for Ingram and gave him experiences money can't buy. The 22 year-old Ingram most recently saw viral success online for knocking down Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero, now the WBA 140-pound champion, in a sparring video.
The 30 year-old Ryan Allen (10-6-1, 5 KOs) currently resides in Las Vegas, but originally hails from Jackson, Michigan. A seven-year professional, Allen has faced a list of top contenders, including current WBO featherweight champion Robeisy Ramirez and has never been stopped. The deceptively capable Allen has never lost to a fighter with more than one loss on this record.
To open the action, Kamari “KB3” Burnside will fight three exhibition rounds against Brendan Jackson. A Las Vegas resident, Burnside is a promising amateur boxer and sparring partner for Nico Ali Walsh at Top Rank Gym. A Floyd Mayweather protegee, Burnside was formerly a basketball standout guard at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas where he was named the Las Vegas League Defensive Player-of-the- Year; averaging 13 points per game, 4 assists per game, 3 rebounds per game, 2.8 steals per game, and breaking the Nevada high school record for steals in a season with 84.
In addition to Mayweather’s exhibition, the event will feature performances from superstar recording artist Ozuna and more. Ozuna has won multiple Latin Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Awards, in addition to his 2018 collaboration with DJ Snake, Cardi B and Selena Gomez on “Taki Taki” that went quadruple platinum. The event is dedicated to the loving memory of Marikit “Kitchie” Laurico, Mayweather’s longtime assistant who passed away suddenly in April.