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Floyd Mayweather vs Don Moore could be pushed back to NEXT WEEK as the ring is set 700 feet high just hours before the fight

FLOYD MAYWEATHER and Don Moore could fight to a new date NEXT WEEK.

The two former sparring partners were due to box in an exhibition bout tomorrow in Dubai at a 700-foot hotel helipad.

Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore at a press conference in Miami

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Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore at a press conference in MiamiPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore were scheduled to fight on a hotel helipad

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Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore were scheduled to fight on a hotel helipadPhoto credit: Twitter

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 scrapped.

SunSport understands event organizers are desperate to get the fight rescheduled for a later date.

And according to TMZ Sports, it could be coming as soon as next week.

Images showed the ring at Burj Al Arab, 700 feet above sea level, had been set up hours before the cancellation.

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There has been no official word since the postponement, but Mayweather himself paid tribute to Khalifa.

He wrote: “Sending my condolences to the entire UAE. RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.”

Khalifa has been the leader of the UAE since 2004 and is believed to be worth around $120 million.

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

The UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a 40-day mourning period and a three-day work stoppage across all ministries.

This ultimately resulted in the Mayweather show event being rescheduled to a new date with no official word.

The American has spent the week in Dubai promoting and training alongside Moore for the fight.

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

Mayweather was set to box in his third exhibition fight since officially retiring in 2017 after defeating 33-year-old UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

He first met featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (23) in 2018 and then YouTuber Logan Paul (27) in June last year.

The ring on the helipad was already set up

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The ring on the helipad was already set upPhoto credit: Twitter
Only 20-40 VIP fans should be present

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Only 20-40 VIP fans should be presentPhoto credit: Twitter
Floyd Mayweather training in Dubai

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Floyd Mayweather training in DubaiPhoto credit: Twitter

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Aila Slisco

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