When Floyd Mayweather was planning to compete in another boxing exhibition fight, nobody had a true idea of who he would be facing. There were rumors of a YouTube star, which upset a few people. Fans can rest easy knowing that he will be facing a fellow boxer, one that is relatively unknown to the casual fan but close to Mayweather.
On May 21, Mayweather faces former sparring partner Don Moore. The fight will take place on the in Abu Dhabi inside the Etihad Arena on Yas Island. The original location was on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, and the original date was May 14.
A potentially lucrative fight for Mayweather, he is looking to have a fun time with a fighter who hasn’t competed in a while.
Moore comes into the exhibition fight with plenty of confidence, looking to make a name for himself against the undefeated Money Mayweather.
“I am excited to participate in this event,” said Moore in a press release. “Because of how much of the same training I received from Roger Mayweather, I am gonna be able to give Floyd real problems. 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.”
Who is Don Moore?
With a 74-inch reach and standing at 5’10”, Don Moore competed in the ring from 1999 to 2016. He was trained by Mayweather’s late uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather. “Dangerous” has 12 wins via knockout.
Moore has fought in 54 rounds. To put that in perspective, Mayweather has 50 overall wins in boxing. Moore only faced opponents with ten or more wins twice. Several fighters debuted against him, while three opponents had double-digit losses.
Moore last fought in 2016, beating DeShaun Williams via knockout. The bout in Dubai will be his first time fighting outside of the United States.
Mayweather has a history with Moore. Moore trained at Mayweather’s gym for years, and the two were sparring partners with one another. In 2015, they were training for Mayweather’s then-last fight against Andre Berto.
Outside of the ring, Moore owns Fly Native, an apparel company. He returns after years away to face Mayweather in one of the biggest and more unique fights of his career.
When is Floyd Mayweather vs. Don Moore?
Date: Saturday, May 21
Start time: 2 p.m. ET
Main event: 5 p.m. ET (approximately)
Floyd Mayweather vs. Don Moore will take place Saturday, May 21. The main card will start at 2 p.m. ET. The main event should begin around 5 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Don Moore
Fans can watch Mayweather vs. Don Moore on FITE.tv and LIVEnow.
Mayweather vs. Moore price: How much does the fight cost?
If fans buy the fight on FITE, they will pay $29.99. LIVEnow will produce the fight for $18.59.
In the U.K., the fight will be worth £14.99 on LIVEnow.
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