Everything You Need To Know As Floyd Mayweather Takes On Former Sparring Partner

Mayweather returns to the ring this weekend to take on Don Moore in an eight round exhibition
06:55, 09 May 2022

Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring this weekend when he takes on former sparring partner “Dangerous” Don Moore. Part of the Global Titans Fight Series, the pair are set to do battle over eight rounds on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

Elsewhere on the card, former UFC champion Anderson Silva battles fellow Brazilian Bruno Machado, while Badou Jack takes on Hany Atiyo in a cruiserweight contest and Delfine Persoon faces Elhem Mekhaled for the WBC women’s super featherweight title.

Where: Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE

When: Saturday 21st May

How To Watch: Fite TV. The pay-per-view price has been set at £12.99 in the UK

Tale of the Tape:

Mayweather

Place Of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Age: 45

Alias: Money

Record: 50-0 (27)

Height: 5’8’’

Reach: 72’’

Last Fight: Mayweather wrapped up his professional career in 2017 with a win over Conor McGregor but has fought in a couple of exhibitions since hanging up his gloves. Most recently, he took on YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul in Miami in 2021.

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Moore

Place Of Birth: Gary, Indiana

Age: 42

Alias: Dangerous

Record: 18-0-1

Height: 5’10’’

Reach: 74’’

Last Fight: Moore has been inactive since 2016 and was last seen stopping Deshaun Williams inside two rounds. 

What They Say:

Mayweather: “Don will come to fight. It’s a little different. Don is going to come and fight and may the best man win. Whereas at the Hard Rock Stadium, Logan Paul talked a good game but didn’t come to fight, he came to hold. So, he’s coming to fight, I’m coming to fight. Eight rounds, from start to finish, it’s going to be explosive

Moore: "I have been training hard to show everyone what ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore is all about and expose Floyd’s weaknesses. This is my shot. The time is now, Floyd isn’t invincible. Anyone can be beaten. I am always trying to push the envelope and if something is brought to my attention that has a unique aspect to it, I am always interested.

“Having a fight on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai and the opportunity to be the star of the show is going to be something I will remember always. People all over the world can buy the PPV and watch us fight high above, almost in the sky.”

Undercard (Subject to change):

Floyd Mayweather vs. Don Moore

Anderson Silva vs. Bruno Machado

Badou Jack vs. Hany Atiyo

Delfine Persoon vs. Elhem Mekhaled, WBC women’s super featherweight title

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