Floyd Mayweather Jr. was expected to be back in the ring on May 14. The event, which was scheduled to take place in Dubai, was finally suspended and postponed to another date.
The reason would be none other than the recent death of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which occurred earlier today.
This sad event has resulted in the nation being forced to cancel the event. The country’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a three-day suspension of work in both ministries and the private sector.
Press release from the promoter
GLOBAL TITANS DUBAI POSTPONED
“We are deeply saddened by the announcement of the recent passing of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Due to the passing, the United Arab Emirates will be observing an official period of mourning for the next 40 days.
Therefore, the Global Titans Dubai event, which was scheduled to take place on May 14th at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be announced soon.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in the future”.
Therefore, we will have to wait for the return of the undefeated fighter to the ring. Global Titans, promoter of the fight and
the event, announced that it will be rescheduled to another date.
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Mayweather Jr already posted on his Instagram account a message of support to the Arab country, in addition to expressing his condolences for the death of the president.
“I send my condolences to the entire UAE. RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed,” wrote the American.The helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel was the venue chosen for the development of the contest. The fight had an exclusive character, as only a few people could attend the event in person.
Mayweather ended his professional career with a record of 50 victories and undefeated. Also Don Moore, Money’s rival and training partner, finished his career with 18 wins and no defeats.