Dubai will still get to see Floyd Mayweather in action after all.
Originally set to take place this past weekend (Sat., May 14, 2022), Mayweather’s “Showcase in the Skies” event — where the boxers will compete atop the Burj Al Arab helipad — was postponed after the death of United Arab Emirates President. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A three-day suspension of work came as a result of the president's passing.
Mayweather announced today that the event was back on for this weekend (Sat., May 21, 2022), where it will be broadcast on FITE TV. Mayweather, 45, will be competing in his third consecutive exhibition boxing match when facing former sparring partner, Don Moore. The undefeated boxing legend (50-0) last fought to a “No Decision” against Logan Paul in June 2021 (watch highlights).
Also originally on tap for the card was former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion and mixed martial arts (MMA) legend, Anderson Silva. However, despite the event’s rescheduling, MMA Fighting reports that it’s unknown at this time whether or not Silva will still compete in what would be his fifth career professional boxing match. Silva’s opponent if the match still ends up happening will be Bruno Machado.
Silva has boxed twice since his UFC departure in 2020, scoring a split decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (watch highlights) before knocking out fellow MMA legend, Tito Ortiz, 82 seconds into their meeting (watch highlights).
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