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Inside Floyd Mayeather’s luxury Dubai trip including yacht parties, indoor snowboarding and Amir Khan reunion

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has enjoyed almost everything but a boxing match during his luxury trip to Dubai.

The American legend travelled over 7,000 miles to the Middle East at the start of May ahead of what he thought would be his ring return.

Floyd Mayweather on a yacht in Dubai
Floyd Mayweather after riding dirt buggies in Dubai

Floyd Mayweather came first in the dirt buggy race

But the exhibition bout against former sparring partner Don Moore – scheduled for May 14 – was cancelled just one day beforehand.

That followed after the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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

It meant Mayweather, 45, was unable to complete his extraordinary exhibition held 700ft high on the Burj Al Arab’s hotel HELIPAD.

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But the setback did not stop the self-proclaimed “Best Ever” from enjoying himself in the desert heat.

After touching down in Dubai, Mayweather raced dirt buggies in the sand and unsurprisingly came first.

He also then bumped into old rival Amir Khan, 35, who claimed Mayweather tried to talk him out of retiring.

Just a night before he was due to fight Moore, 42, the boxing icon enjoyed a night out with his close friend Antonio Brown, 33.


The NFL bad boy had jetted out to watch Mayweather in action, and they ended up spending time together after the event was axed.

Mayweather and Brown lapped up the sun while on a yacht party, which cruised past the Burj Al Arab.

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The former five-weight world champion announced his return had been rescheduled to this Saturday, May 21.

But Global Titans Fight Series, who are co-promoting, insisted the event is more likely to be rescheduled to October.

Despite the confusion, Mayweather hit the indoor snowboarding centre and uploaded himself just about keeping his balance.

Floyd Mayweather bumped into old rival Amir Khan in Dubai

NFL bad boy Antonio Brown and Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather hits the indoor slopes

To kill more time, the richest fighter of all time took a trip to the Museum Of The Future and Dubai mall.

Mayweather – who claimed he earned $1.2BILLION in his career – filled up four car seats worth of shopping bags.

And while it might seem like his mind is off boxing, Brown uploaded a behind-the-scenes clip of Mayweather continuing to train.

This is the third exhibition the American is set to compete in since officially retiring in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33. 

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

Mayweather’s exhibition with Moore has not yet officially been scrapped, but SunSport understands an announcement is imminent.

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