Sunday night’s exhibition bout between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and up-and-coming fighter John Gotti III was supposed to be an exciting event, drawing in fans from all over. However, what was meant to be a thrilling night of boxing took a chaotic turn when a brawl broke out backstage between attendees, adding a new meaning to the phrase “the big fight.”
Among the individuals involved in the altercation was reality star Joseline Hernandez, who gained fame through her appearances on various television shows. According to records from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Hernandez was arrested on multiple charges stemming from her alleged involvement in the incident at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida.
Footage of the brawl obtained by TMZ showcased Hernandez, 36, engaging in a fight with rapper Big Lex. The incident reportedly took place in the back hallways of the arena. TMZ reported that Hernandez is facing charges of trespassing and battery as a result of the altercation.
In the video, witnesses can be heard expressing their concern for the situation, with one person urging others to intervene and stop the fight. The chaos escalated as Hernandez allegedly put Big Lex in a headlock, leaving him shirtless in the midst of the commotion.
TMZ also noted that Hernandez was visibly upset during the event after an unidentified woman threw a glass of water at her. It remains unclear whether Hernandez has entered pleas to the charges or if she has retained an attorney to represent her and provide comments on her behalf.
Unfortunately, the backstage brawl was not the only fight that marred the evening. In the middle of Mayweather and Gotti’s match, a separate brawl erupted in the ring itself. The New York Post reported that tensions escalated between the fighters’ management teams, resulting in punches and shoving.
The chaos was triggered when Gotti III appeared to disagree with a holding call made by the referee. The situation quickly spiraled out of control, forcing both fighters to be escorted back to their respective locker rooms before they could finish the fight.
What was intended to be a thrilling exhibition bout turned into an evening of mayhem, both in and out of the ring. The event’s aftermath would undoubtedly be marked by investigations, legal proceedings, and a tarnished reputation for those involved. The incident served as a stark reminder that even in the controlled world of sports entertainment, emotions can run high, and chaos can quickly ensue.