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Mayweather to take on ‘Dangerous’ Moore in Abu Dhabi exhibition bout tonight

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Floyd Mayweather attends an event. File photo

Gulf Today, Staff Report

Undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather will fight “Dangerous” Don Moore in a rearranged exhibition bout in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, organisers said.

The former welterweight world champion, who retired with an unbeaten 50-0 record, was preparing to fight Moore last week before the UAE went into mourning for the death of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa.

The event, organised in conjunction with the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi and part of their “Summer Like You Mean It” campaign, is entitled “Abu Dhabi Unity Boxing”.


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The card is the same as the one scheduled originally for the postponed Global Titans Fight Series event, which was slated for Dubai last weekend. Mayweather, 45, and fellow American Moore -- who is also undefeated but retired in 2016 — will fight in the UAE capital’s Etihad Arena with Brazilian MMA great Anderson Silva facing the UAE’s Bruno Machado on the undercard.

Floyd Mayweather (right)

It will be the third exhibition for Mayweather, who dominated YouTube star Logan Paul last June and beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa by TKO in just two minutes in December 2018. Both fights were widely ridiculed.

“Money” Mayweather, who retired for good after beating UFC cross-over star Conor McGregor in 2017, posted pictures of himself shopping and sightseeing ahead of Saturday’s fight.

“Even in retirement, I’m still able to milk the game of boxing, continuing to make 8 figures or more,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I will continue to do exhibition bouts making tons of money and people from all around the world will continue to pay because my hustle is just different.”

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