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Floyd Mayweather vs Don Moore could be postponed to NEXT WEEK as ring gets put up 700ft high just hours before bout axed

FLOYD MAYWEATHER and Don Moore could fight in a rescheduled date NEXT WEEK.

The pair of former sparring partners were due to box in an exhibition bout in Dubai tomorrow atop a 700ft hotel helipad..

Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore at a Miami press conference
Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore were due to fight atop a hotel helipad

But with less than 24 hours to go, the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed forced the entire event to be axed.

SunSport understands event organisers are frantically looking to reschedule the fight to a later date.

And according to TMZ Sports, it could come as early as next week.

Pictures revealed the ring at the Burj Al Arab, 700ft above sea level, had already been set up just hours before the cancelation.

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There has so far been no official word since the postponement but Mayweather himself paid tribute to Khalifa.

He posted: “Sending my condolences to the entire UAE. RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.”

Khalifa was leader of the UAE from 2004 onwards and is thought to have been worth around $120million.

He is also the half brother of Sheikh Mansour, the billionaire who bought Manchester City football club in 2008.

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

That ultimately led to Mayweather’s exhibition event being postponed with no official word on a rescheduled date.

The American has spent the week in Dubai promoting and training for the fight alongside Moore.

Only 20-40 VIP fans were set to be in attendance, with tickets purchased as NFTs, costing the equivalent of £150,000.

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Mayweather was set to box in his third exhibition bout since officially retiring in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33.

Firstly, he faced featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, in 2018 and then YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, last June.


The ring on the helipad was already set up


Only 20-40 VIP fans were set to be in attendance


Floyd Mayweather training out in Dubai

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