Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore's exhibition bout to be rescheduled after postponement

  • Tom Ward
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Floyd Mayweather‘s exhibition bout against ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore could take place later this week according to reports.

The boxing legend had been expected to make his comeback against former sparring partner Moore on May 14.

It was due to take take place on top of the the Burj Al Arab Hotel helipad 700ft above sea level in Dubai.

The pair were set to fight last Friday before news broke that UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed had sadly passed away.

But according to TMZ, Mayweather’s clash with Moore could reportedly happen as early as this week, with an announcement to be made in due course.

Global Titans Fight Series released a statement after the sad news broke reassuring fans that the fight would be rescheduled to a later date.

It read: “We are deeply saddened by the announcement that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi has passed away, May 13 2022.

“Sheikh Khalifa was the second President of the UAE and the 16th Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Floyd Mayweather pictured with Don Moore

“He assumed the federal constitutional authority as President of the UAE and became the ruler of the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of November 2004, succeeding his late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who passed away on the 2nd of November 2004.

“Due to the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The United Arab Emirates will be observing an official period of mourning for the next 40 days.

“Out of deepest respect and due to the unforeseen circumstances of Force Majeure, the Global Titans Dubai event which was scheduled to take place on May 14th at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel has been postponed until further notice, with a new date to be announced very soon.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in the future.

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“From all of the staff and partners at Global Titans Fight Series, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the wonderful people of the United Arab Emirates during this difficult time.”

Mayweather, 45, officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33, in a lucrative crossover bout.

But he has boxed twice since then, both in exhibitions, starting with a one round demolition job over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23.

More recently, he was taken the distance by YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, in June of last year.

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