Floyd Mayweather may be the greatest pound-for-pound boxer that ever lived. Floyd built an unblemished 50-0 record during his career as an active professional fighter. Floyd Mayweather’s highly anticipated boxing battle scheduled for this weekend in Dubai has been cancelled.
The exhibition bout was planned to pit Mayweather against his longtime sparring partner Don Moore. The venue was set on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel. According to TMZ Sports, it will no longer take place following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Due to the passing of Sheikh Khalifa, government officials have suspended “work in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions, and the private sector” for the next three days. It was reported by WAM, the official UAE news agency. According to TMZ sources, this means the Floyd fight will not take place this weekend.
The two boxers may try to reschedule the fight for next week. Floyd has yet to comment on the fight’s cancellation, however he did express his sorrow for Sheikh Khalifa’s death in an early Friday morning Instagram post. Mayweather and Moore have both been pushing the fight in Dubai over the last few days, with Moore claiming he was serious about beating the 50-0 boxing star.
Floyd was supposed to compete for the third time since defeating Conor McGregor in 2017. Mayweather previously defeated Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition fight in 2018 and appeared to have little trouble with Logan Paul in a non-scored fight in 2021. Check out Floyd’s post below.
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