11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) – The people behind the now-cancelled Floyd Mayweather fight are still promising to hold the event…but not this weekend in Dubai, as originally planned.
The Global Titans Fight series released a statement addressing the death of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the subsequent closure of businesses across the country, which put the kibosh on the event.
“Out of deepest respect and due to these unforeseen force majeure circumstances, the Global Titans Dubai event scheduled to take place on May 14 at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has been postponed until further notice, with a new date to be announced. very soon. soon.”
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in the future.”
No word yet on a date.
Floyd MayweatherThe long-awaited boxing match in Dubai this weekend has been canceled… TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources tell us… the exhibition fight – which was supposed to pit Mayweather against his former sparring partner Don Moore Saturday on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel – will not descend again after the death of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
According to WAM, the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates, government officials have suspended “work in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions and the private sector” for the next three days due to the Sheikh’s death. Khalifa…and, according to our sources, that means the Floyd fight can’t happen this weekend.
We are told, however, that both boxers could attempt to reschedule the match for next week.
Floyd has yet to comment on the fight’s cancellation … although he did mourn the death of Sheikh Khalifa in an Instagram post early Friday morning.
“I send my condolences to the entire United Arab Emirates,” he said. “RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.”
Both Mayweather and Moore have been in Dubai for the past few days to promote the fight… with Moore saying he was legitimately shooting to beat the boxing legend 50-0.
The fight was expected to be only Floyd’s third fight since he beat Conor McGregor in 2017. Mayweather has already beaten Tenshin Nasukawa in a exhibition in 2018and seemed to handle easily Logan Paul in an unrated exhibition in 2021.