The exhibition bout between Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore, along with its supporting card that was scheduled for Satuday has been called off. According to a report from Mirror Boxing, the reason has been noted to be the passing of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.
The card was to have taken place atop a glitzy hotel in Dubai, on the hotel’s helipad, with Mayweather and Moore to fight eight scheduled rounds in front of just 20 spectators, each having paid the handsome sum of £150,000 for the exclusive privilege of being there.
Floyd Mayweather-Don Moore bout has been postponed
The card was to have taken place at the top of a hotel in Dubai, on the hotel’s helipad, with Mayweather and Moore to fight eight scheduled rounds in front of just 20 spectators, each having paid the handsome sum of £150,000 for the exclusive privilege of being there.
It has been noted that the “Showcase in the Skies of Dubai” event will be rescheduled to take place at a later date. Mayweather sure was talking about the event, promising fans a great show, while Moore was telling anyone who would listen to him that he was going to become the first man to defeat “Money.”
At the final press conference for their fight on Saturday, the retired boxer said that his goal is to put on a good bout for the fans.
“We’ll put on a hell of a show, it’s going to be very competitive. That’s what we want to give to people, a competitive event, an exciting event. We want everybody cheering, we want everyone happy, because that, of course, is what these brutal sports is about.”
Mayweather discussed his history with Moore, as well as with another former training partner, Badou Jack. Speaking about the bond that the three of them shared, the 45-year-old said:
“Don Moore, as well as Badou Jack, we trained in the gym together. When they were younger than I was, I was already a professional. So I turned professional in 1996, I come from a boxing family, had a great career. But, it’s not all about me, it’s about all of us as one. Without you guys, there would be no us.”