- Floyd Mayweather will return to action in May when he takes on former sparring partner, Don Moore
- Money Mayweather last fought in June 2021 when he fought Logan Paul in a special exhibition bout
- Floyd Mayweather will make history by fighting on a helipad on top of a hotel, 700 feet above sea level
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is no stranger to exhibition fights which draws in big money, and his latest event is no different.
Mayweather will take on former sparring partner, Don Moore, on a helipad situated on top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The top of the hotel is 700 feet above sea level.
The fight is also being billed as the world’s first Non-fungible Tokens (NFT’) sports event because the tickets are only available as NFT’s, SportBible reported.
NFT’s are a form of Ethereum. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, Currently tickets are being sold for 65 Ethereum which equates to £150 000 per ticket. The unique event will be billed as The Global Titan Fight Series and will also feature other big names on the card.
UFC Hall of Famer, Anderson Silva, will compete against fellow Brazilians, Bruno Machado, while two-weight world champion, Badou Jack, will also be fighting on the card. His opponent will be Egypt’s Hany Atiyo.
Mayweather’s previous exhibition fights
Money Mayweather has drawn criticism from boxing purists for some of his recent fights. Mayweather retired from the sport after achieving 50 wins without suffering a single defeat. He then went on to make more money than he did in boxing by participating in special exhibition bouts.
The most famous of these was against UFC star Conor McGregor.
Money Mayweather also competed against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Tokyo, a fight which earned him $9 million for just three minutes in the ring.
Last year Mayweather took on YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul in a special event titled Bragging Rights. The event reportedly sold one million pay-per-view buys and earned Money Mayweather a massive $65 million cheque.
Logan Paul has since come out to say that he has yet to be paid for the event, Essentially Sports reported. Mayweather’s family have also called on the boxer to pay Paul what he is due for the fight.
UFC champion challenged Floyd Mayweather to a fight after he tried hitting on his girlfriend
UFC champion Aljamain 'The Funk Master' Sterling says that he once challenged boxing great Floyd Mayweather to a fight, Sports Brief earlier reported.
Sterling alleged that Mayweather tried to hit on his then-girlfriend-now-fiancée Rebecca Cruz. This came after 'Pretty Boy' Mayweather's associates approached the couple, inviting them to a party which made Sterling question his motives.
Sterling thinks that Mayweather was not interested in him but in Cruz and that he'd have been swatted aside if the boxer's invitation was accepted.