FLOYD MAYWEATHER is adamant upcoming opponent Don Moore will actually “come to fight” – unlike Logan Paul.
The former five-weight world champion will dust off his gloves next month for an eight-round exhibition bout with his former sparring partner.
Floyd Mayweather will face former sparring partner Don Moore in an exhibition bout in Dubai next month
And the boxing legend insists his former sparring partner will actually come to fight unlike Logan Paul
Mayweather and Moore were both in attendance at Miami press conference on Thursday
Mayweather, 45, last took to the ring last June for a lucrative exhibition with YouTuber turned boxer Paul.
The bout, surprisingly, ended up going the distance, a result Mayweather believes was in part down to Paul not fighting to win.
He said: “Don will come to fight.
“It’s a little different [to the last fight]. Don is going to come to fight and may the best man win.
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“Whereas at the Hard Rock Stadium, Logan Paul talked a good game but didn’t come to fight.
“So he’s coming to fight, I’m coming to fight. Eight rounds, from start to finish, it’s going to be explosive.”
Despite having trained with each other for years, Mayweather insists his clash with Moore won’t be a glorified sparring match.
He said: “I’m pretty sure the first round is going to be a feel-out round.
“But it don’t have to be a feel-out round. I pretty much know Don and he knows me.
“But we really don’t know each other when the gloves are smaller and we’re under the lights.
“Because when we’re in the gym, we can work anyway kinda way we wanna work.
“But when it’s for the people, we gotta give them a show.”
Like Mayweather, Moore ended his career with a perfect record – retiring with a perfect 18-0 resume.
Mayweather’s latest exhibition will take place atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – with the bout being staged on the iconic building’s helipad.
The boxing legend was in talks to take part in another exhibition in February against Dubai rich kid Money Kicks.
But the shock showdown, which was also set to take place atop the world’s tallest building, collapsed weeks before fight night.
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Mayweather retired from boxing for a third and final time in August 2017 following a blockbuster showdown with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
The Michigan mauler closed the book on his professional career with a tenth-round TKO victory, a result that rounded out his record to a perfect 50-0.
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