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Showboating Floyd Mayweather dominates Moore in Abu Dhabi exhibition

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Errol Spence Jr fight

File photograph exhibits Floyd Mayweather Jr.  within the ring earlier than Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Getty Photos/AFP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Boxing nice Floyd Mayweather Jr. danced and showboated his approach via a one-sided exhibition bout in opposition to former sparring accomplice and fellow retiree “Harmful” Don Moore in Abu Dhabi early on Sunday.

The previous welterweight world champion, sporting UAE colors, spoke on to the cameras and chatted with the referee in between unleashing flurries at his outclassed fellow American.

It was the third exhibition look for Mayweather, 45, who retired from skilled boxing with an unprecedented 50-0 file after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.

The previous welterweight world champion dominated YouTube star Logan Paul final June and beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa by TKO in simply two minutes in December 2018. Each fights had been extensively ridiculed.

“That’s what it’s all about, I’m right here to entertain and have enjoyable,” mentioned Mayweather, who held up the spherical card and danced with the ring lady in the course of the battle of eight two-minute rounds.

Moore, who additionally retired unbeaten however final fought professionally in 2016, managed to keep away from the knock-out regardless of taking some fierce punishment, together with a physique shot that dropped him to his knees within the last spherical.

Mayweather was getting ready to battle Moore final week earlier than the United Arab Emirates went into mourning for the dying of president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Based on experiences, the unexpectedly rearranged battle — which was solely introduced on Friday — was beforehand deliberate to happen on a helipad on prime of the Burj Al Arab, considered one of Dubai’s most luxurious resorts.

Earlier, Belgian veteran Delfine Persoon received a 10-round warfare on unanimous factors choice in opposition to the beforehand undefeated Elhem Mekhaled of France to assert the vacant WBC super-featherweight silver belt.

Retired UFC nice Anderson Silva, 47, strapped on boxing gloves to share the honours with UAE-based Bruno Machado, and two-time world champion Badou Jack, 38, brutally knocked out Egyptian fighter Hany Atiyo in simply 47 seconds.


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