Floyd Mayweather not overlooking former sparring partner Don Moore

  • Tom Ward

Floyd Mayweather is looking forward to putting on a show against ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore on Saturday night at the Burj el Arab hotel in Dubai – but that doesn’t mean he is overlooking his former sparring partner either.

The 45-year-old ring legend officially retired with a perfect 50-0 record in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds.

But it wasn’t long before he was back in the ring again for exhibition bouts against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, and YouTuber Logan Paul, 27.

Mayweather’s next fight will take place on a helipad on top of the hotel 700ft above sea level with just 20 people present.

And he promises it will be like nothing fans have ever seen before.

Mayweather told BoxingScene.com: “I promise you’ve never seen a boxing event like this.

“I’m going to continue to break barriers on May 14. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event and I’m a once-in-a-lifetime fighter. There’s no one else in the sport who could headline an event this over the top.

Floyd Mayweather will lock horns with Don Moore this weekend

“I’m going to give the fans what they paid for. I love displaying my talents for the whole world and doing something new that interests me. Boxing is entertainment, and that’s what I’m all about.

“I worked hard to accomplish more than anyone during my career, and now I’m going to enjoy the fruits of my labour, while still giving fans something exciting to watch.

“They always say the sky is the limit, well I feel like I’m pushing the limit in the entertainment world once again, going up and literally fighting in the sky. These are the kind of opportunities that I’m always going to jump at.”

Moore, 42, was once part of Mayweather’s inner circle and was also trained by his uncle Roger.

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So it’s no surprise that Mayweather says he is taking this one very seriously indeed.

He added: “It was business as usual. It always feels good to be in the ring and around familiar faces in the boxing gym. I’ve spent so much of my life in the gym, so I always feel comfortable getting back into it.

“Training for any fight, and even this exhibition, is something I am always going to do. No one ever saw me take a day off during my career. Why would I start now?

“I’ve known Don for a long time and I know that he’s a very smart fighter who I can’t take lightly. I believe that he’s coming to prove something in this fight. On top of this fight being at a one-of-a-kind venue, you’re going to see a guy coming in to take his shot at The Best Ever.”

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