The grandson of one of New York City’s most notorious figures will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on Oct. 27.
John Gotti III will appear at CES 46 in Lincoln Falls, RI. Gatti will meet Johnny Adams (0-1) in a welterweight matchup.
The eldest Gotti, one of New York’s most notorious mobsters, was convicted of numerous charges in 1992 and was incarcerated until his death in 2002. Gatti III’s debut will be on what would have been his grandfather’s 77th birthday.
“I chose my pro debut with CES because I know several of the fighters that have fought for them,” said Gotti, a New York-based fighter who has fought in the amateur ranks for three years. “They said they were good guys to work with and that they put on a great show. So it was a natural fit when I heard they were promoting a show on Oct. 27. The significance of the date is that it would have been my late grandfather’s 77th birthday, and I wanted to honor him on that day.”
The bout will take place on the undercard of an event whose main card will be televised on AXS-TV. The main card will be headlined by a middleweight bout between longtime veteran John Howard and Roger Carroll.