Floyd Mayweather to face Don Moore in an exhibition bout in Dubai
Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring once again for another exhibition bout, as he is set to take on former professional boxer Don Moore. TMZ Sports has stated the fight, an eight-round affair, will take place on May 14.
Set on top of a helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai in the UAE, it’s an event fit for the man named “Money” Mayweather. He is the highest earning boxer of all time.
Mayweather announced in January that he would be returning to the ring in Dubai, and now it is confirmed that this fight will be part of a new series of fights titled “Global Titans Fight Series.”
UFC legend Anderson Silva will be featured on the undercard, as well as former two-weight world champion Badou Jack.
🥊 ANNOUNCED: Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight against Don Moore on May 14th at the helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, UAE. It’s being reported that the undercard will feature Anderson Silva and Badou Jack. pic.twitter.com/ePEm1g78Ki
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 7, 2022
Who is Don Moore?
Mayweather’s opponent will be former pro boxer Don Moore, who had a 17-year career between 1999-2016. Unbeaten as a pro, he won 18 fights, with 12 coming within the distance. Moore also has one draw in his career.
Despite his unbeaten record, he never fought anyone with a winning record. His last fight was in 2016, a TKO win against DeShaun Williams.
Moore knows Mayweather from the past as he was one of the former world champion’s sparring partners.
Has Mayweather competed in an exhibition before?
Of course, this isn’t the first time Mayweather has fought in an exhibition bout. He fought YouTube sensation Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition bout back in 2021. That fight didn’t count towards his professional record.
One of his first exhibition fights was against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018. In a boxing match, Mayweather beat Tenshin via TKO after knocking him down three times.
Mayweather also faced MMA superstar Conor McGregor in 2017 in what was a licensed pro bout between the pair. That fight came two years after his initial retirement in 2015, as he stopped the Irish fighter in the tenth round to stretch his record to 50-0.
He has kept active since then in the sport as a promoter with his company Mayweather Promotions. This has seen him manage and promote lightweight star and three-weight world champion Gervonta Davis.
How much money has Mayweather made from PPVs?
One of Mayweather’s most prominent nicknames is “Money” because of the fact he has earned the most money from boxing pay-per-views in the sport’s history.
Even in his exhibition bout with Paul, the fight sold one million pay-per-view buys, which earned Mayweather over $35 million in revenue from that fight.
From 2005-2017, Mayweather was a part of 16 PPV events, with the super-fight between himself and Manny Pacquiao being the highest performing event.
It’s said his fights have generated over $2.4 billion in revenue total and it is reported that he is worth $450 million as of 2022.