Exhibition boxing bouts involving Floyd Mayweather and former UFC champion Anderson Silva scheduled to take place in Dubai on Saturday has been cancelled.
Don Moore was originally scheduled to take on Mayweather in an exhibition fight to wrap up the event. However, that won’t be happening after the untimely death of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (originally reported by TMZ .). The UAE has put into a place a three-day suspension of work due to the tragedy.
Silva was paired up with Bruno Machado in the next step of his now flourishing career in the world of boxing. “The Spider” made quite the impression in his return to the squared circle after parting ways with the UFC, going 2-0 in 2021 with wins over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via split decision, and a ferocious first-round KO of Tito Ortiz at September’s Triller Fight Club event that was headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield.
It is not known if the event will go ahead or not, but TMZ reports that there are some possibilities for the card to move up next week.