It didn’t happen on a helipad and had to be delayed by a week, but the long-awaited Mayweather exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
It was quite a show.
Here is how his fight with Dangerous Don Moore went.
In an exhibition fight, scheduled for eight rounds, which were two-minutes long, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) took part in his third non-sanctioned bout. He had very issues, if any, in going eight rounds with undefeated 45-year-old Don Moore (18-0-1, 12 KOs).
There were no scores and no official winner was announced.
Mayweather, also 45-years-old, officially retired back in August of 2017. He fought Youtube star Logan Paul in an exhibition back in June of 2021.
Moore, who was Mayweather’s former sparring partner, had been inactive since 2016.
There was one knockdown in the 8th round and the most entertaining thing was when Mayweather carried the ring card in the 7th round.
In a more interesting Anderson Silva continued to look good as his boxing career continues.
Both fighters mostly exchanged light shots for the first few rounds. Machado did catch Silva during an exchange in the corner that seemed to wake “Spider” up. Silva would eventually start opening up with some combinations and body work. It allowed him to work inside where he ended up clipping Machado with a huge right hook at the end of the fifth round to send him to the canvas.
Machado was able to recover and kept plodding forward in the later rounds. Silva, however, was too shifty with his footwork and level changes and kept away from anything dangerous. Silva didn’t press the action as much as he could, but did do more work to the body in the eighth round to back Machado up along the ropes.
The streets are saying they want to see Silva against Jake Paul.
We will see if that happens in the future.
Flip the pages for the highlights from the fights.