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Floyd Mayweather boxing comeback changed again as fight venue MOVED from Dubai helipad

, Floyd Mayweather boxing comeback changed again as fight venue MOVED from Dubai helipad

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has announced the latest twist in his boxing comeback – which has been moved from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

The American legend was due to face former sparring partner Don Moore last weekend atop the Burj Al Arab hotel helipad. 

Floyd Mayweather announced his comeback has been moved from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

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But the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan forced the entire event to be called off. 

The UAE’s ministry of presidential affairs had announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries.

It left organisers scrambling to find a new date after the ring was put up only hours before the cancellation. 

Mayweather went on to announce that his comeback fight faced only a seven-day delay and would take place this Saturday, May 21.

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But co-promoters Global Titans Fight Series denied his claim and said the event would likely be rescheduled to October.

Now, Mayweather has offered up another update and suggested his return WILL be on Saturday, moving less than 100 miles down the road.

He posted on Instagram: “The fight will take place in #AbuDhabi this Saturday, May 21st.

“The expected sand storm won’t stop this event. I look forward to putting on a show for all my fans in person and worldwide.

“Stay tuned for more details on tickets and venue.”

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The extraordinary exhibition was due to have just 20-40 VIP guests in attendance, with tickets purchased as NFTs and costing around £150,000.

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But Mayweather, 45, appears to have packed up the idea of fighting Moore, 42, while 700ft above sea level.

His latest undercard is set to feature UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in action against Bruno Machado, 35.

Former two-weight world champion Badou Jack, 38, is also due to fight Egyptian Hany Atiyo, also 38.

This is Mayweather’s third boxing exhibition since officially retiring in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33. 

The first was against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, in 2018 and lastly with YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, last June.

, Floyd Mayweather boxing comeback changed again as fight venue MOVED from Dubai helipad
Floyd Mayweather pictured with UFC legend Anderson Silva

, Floyd Mayweather boxing comeback changed again as fight venue MOVED from Dubai helipad
Don Moore and Floyd Mayweather ahead of their exhibition

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