Floyd Mayweather and Anderson Silva’s helipad boxing event fails after UAE leader’s death

The Global Titans Fight Series event scheduled to take place today at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel helipad in Dubai has been cancelled. This event was to feature both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Anderson Silva in exhibition boxing matches.

According to TMZ the reason for the cancellation is the unexpected death of UAE President Shiekh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. After the leader’s death yesterday, the country announced the closure of all businesses for three days.

“Out of deepest respect and due to these unforeseen force majeure circumstances, the Global Titans Dubai event scheduled to take place on May 14 at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has been postponed until further notice, with a new date to be announced. very soon. soon,” read a statement from Global Titans.

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

At the event, the 45-year-old Mayweather was scheduled to box, under show rules, against his former sparring partner Don Moore. Moore is 42 years old with a pro record of 18-0-1 with his last pro fight coming in 2016.

Former UFC champion Silva, who turned 47 last month, was set to box Bruno Machado, a 35-year-old MMA champion with the UAE Warriors promotion.

For Silva, this would have been his third boxing match since leaving the UFC in 2020. In 2021, he defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via split decision. He followed that up with a knockout against fellow former UFC champion Tito Ortiz.

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