The ‘Money Man’ was as a result of face his former sparring accomplice in Dubai on a lodge helipad – 700ft above sea stage. The intriguing ring had already been arrange with round simply 20 VIP spectators set to look at, having paid the equal of £150,000 for a seat.
However, on Friday, got here information of the demise of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. Khalifa had been within the function since 2004 onwards, and was reportedly price round $120million.
As a outcome, the UAE’s ministry of presidential affairs introduced a 40-day interval of mourning and a three-day suspension of labor in all ministries. Mayweather himself shared an image of Sheikh Khalifa on Instagram, together with the caption: “Sending my condolences to the entire UAE. RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.”
It all meant that the 2 American stars, who had ready for his or her large night time by sparring in Dubai, noticed their occasion scrapped with. no new date set. However, Global Titans Fight Service have insisted that the pair will nonetheless dance very quickly.
In a launched assertion, they promised “a new date to be announced very soon.” They added: “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in the future.” And based on TMZ Sports, they’ve reported that the 2 boxers might reschedule the combat for someday subsequent week.
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Despite saying his retirement after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, a win which noticed him go 50-0, Mayweather has continued to take exhibition fights. A 12 months later he embarrassed featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa after preliminary confusion over the principles.
Last June he then confronted YouTuber Logan Paul. Despite outclassing the influencer, the event drew a lot criticism with Mayweather showing to ease up and intentionally extend the conflict.
And regardless of his newest exhibiting being delayed, the icon should not be determined for the money. Last week he bagged round £42,546 after betting large on Dmitry Bivol to beat his outdated rival Canelo Alvarez.