in

Floyd Mayweather’s Dubai exhibition fight against Don Moore rescheduled with new date confirmed for this week

Floyd Mayweather’s Dubai exhibition fight against Don Moore rescheduled with new date confirmed for this week

Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight with Don Moore has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, May 21.

Mayweather was set to pick up an eight-figure cheque for sharing the ring with his old sparring partner last weekend in Dubai, but the death of the President of the UAE forced the event to be postponed.

Sean Michael Ham/ Mayweather Promotions

Mayweather is coming back for another exhibition

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died aged 73 and, as a result, the nation stopped to mourn.

The UAE’s ministry of presidential affairs announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries and the private sector beginning last Friday, May 13.

This prevented Mayweather vs Moore from taking place on May 14.

The suspension of work is now finished though, allowing the exhibition to be rescheduled.

Mayweather announced on Tuesday that it will happen this coming Saturday instead, May 21.

The Burj Al Arab helipad overlooks Dubai and is going to host Mayweather’s exhibition

Getty

The Burj Al Arab helipad overlooks Dubai and is going to host Mayweather’s exhibition

The venue remains the same, with the bout set to be live from the helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

It has not yet been clarified whether the undercard remains unchanged.

Anderson Silva was set to face fellow Brazilian Bruno Machado on the show.

And former super-middleweight world champion Badou Jack was going to return against Egyptian cruiserweight Hany Atiyo.

Plus former women’s lightweight world champion Delfine Persoon was set to face rising Frenchwoman Elhem Mekhaled.

Boxing on talkSPORT

Head over to YouTube for more of talkSPORT’s dedicated boxing content where you will find exclusive interviews with the likes of Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul, plus our very own boxing insider.

OFFER OF THE DAY

Bet365: Bet £10 on any sport, get £50 in free bets* CLAIM HERE

Open account offer. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply 18+ Begambleaware.org

Read Full Story At: Talksport.

African Union of Broadcasting’s 13th General Assembly 01-03 June 2022, Dakar – Senegal

African Union of Broadcasting’s 13th General Assembly 01-03 June 2022, Dakar – Senegal

‘That was the moment’ – Ally McCoist and Jim White rue Ryan Kent chance as Kevin Trapp pulls off ‘the save of his life’ deep into extra-time of Rangers’ Europa League final defeat

‘That was the moment’ – Ally McCoist and Jim White rue Ryan Kent chance as Kevin Trapp pulls off ‘the save of his life’ deep into extra-time of Rangers’ Europa League final defeat