11:00 AM PT — The people behind the now-canceled Floyd Mayweather fight are still vowing to hold the event … just not this weekend in Dubai, as was originally planned.
The Global Titans Fight Series released a statement addressing the death of United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the subsequent shut down of businesses across the country, which put the kibosh on the event.
“Out of deepest respect and due to these unforeseen circumstances of Force Majeure, the Global Titans Dubai event which was scheduled to take place on May 14th at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has been postponed until further notice, with a new date to be announced very soon.”
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in future.”
Floyd Mayweather‘s much-anticipated boxing match in Dubai this weekend has been called off … TGG Sports has learned.
Sources tell us … the exhibition fight — which was supposed to pit Mayweather against his former sparring partner Don Moore on Saturday on the Burj Al Arab hotel helipad — will no longer go down following the death of United Arab Emirates President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Government officials, according to WAM, the official UAE news agency, have suspended “work in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions, and the private sector” for the next three days due to the Sheikh Khalifa’s passing … and, according to our sources, that means the Floyd fight cannot happen this weekend.
We are told, though, the two boxers could attempt to reschedule the match for sometime next week.
Floyd has yet to comment on the fight’s cancelation … though he did mourn Sheikh Khalifa’s death in an Instagram post early Friday morning.
“Sending my condolences to the entire UAE,” he said. “RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.”
Mayweather and Moore have both been in Dubai the past few days promoting the fight … with Moore saying he was legitimately gunning to beat the 50-0 boxing legend.
The fight was scheduled to be just the third fight Floyd’s taken since he beat Conor McGregor in 2017. Mayweather previously beat Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition in 2018, and seemed to easily handle Logan Paul in a non-scored exhibition in 2021.