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FLOYD MAYWEATHER and Don Moore's exhibition bout in Dubai is set to be rescheduled "very soon", event organisers confirmed.

The pair of former sparring partners were due to fight tonight atop the Burj Al Arab hotel HELIAPD, which is 700ft above sea level.

4Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore at a Miami press conferenceCredit: EPA 4

But with less than 24 hours to go, the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed forced the entire event to be axed.

Mayweather was hosting the pay-per-view show alongside FrontRow and Global Titans Fight Series.

And despite the boxing legend not yet breaking his silence, a statement confirmed the postponement.

It read: "Out of deepest respect and due to the unforeseen circumstances of Force Majeure, the Global Titans Dubai event which was scheduled to take place on May 14th at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel has been postponed until further notice, with a new date to be announced very soon.

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"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in the future."

Mayweather himself paid tribute to Khalifa, as he posted: "Sending my condolences to the entire UAE. RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed."

Pictures revealed the ring had already been set up just hours before the cancelation with undercard fighters getting to grips with it.

But the UAE’s ministry of presidential affairs announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries.

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That ultimately led to Mayweather's exhibition event being postponed with no official word on a rescheduled date.

Khalifa was leader of the UAE from 2004 onwards and is thought to have been worth around $120million.

He is also the half brother of Sheikh Mansour, the billionaire who bought Manchester City football club in 2008.

Mayweather, 45, had spent the week in Dubai promoting and training for the fight alongside Moore, 42.

Only 20-40 VIP fans were set to be in attendance, with tickets purchased as NFTs, costing the equivalent of £150,000.

Mayweather was set to box in his third exhibition bout since officially retiring in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33.

Firstly, he faced featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, in 2018 and then YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, last June.

4The ring atop of the Burj Al Arab hotel helipadCredit: Twitter 4Floyd Mayweather training out in DubaiCredit: @thekamaniclub

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER makes a return to exhibition fighting this weekend against Don Moore in Dubai.

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But now he's up against old sparring partner Moore, who has a boxing record of 18-0.

Mayweather's clash with Moore will take place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi after moving venues.

But the Mayweather vs Moore undercard will feature competitive boxing, with an ex-UFC star also set to feature.

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Badou Jack, who has regularly featured on Mayweather undercards before, will fight on the card.

And former Katie Taylor foe Delfine Persoon, who pushed the Irishwoman to the brink of defeat twice, will also be in action.

Former UFC star Anderson Silva is set to feature, too, with Bruno Machado in the opposite corner.

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