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.
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 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.
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