Get ready for some serious fighting action…

The eagerly awaited Floyd Mayweather boxing event that was scheduled to take place atop the Burj Al Arab helipad on Saturday, May 14 last week was postponed following the passing away of UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa.

As confirmed by Mayweather and several other sources, the fight will now take place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, May 21 at 10pm. Doors open for the event at 8pm.

General admission tickets will cost Dhs175 per person, floor seats ar going for Dhs750 per person and VVIP Royal Seats will cost you Dhs3,500. Tickets for the event can be purchased here. Do take note of the COVID-19 requirements to gain entry to avoid disappointment.


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The caption accompanying the boxer’s post on Instagram reads, ‘The expected sand storm won’t stop this event. I look forward to putting on a show for all my fans in person and worldwide.’

The event was originally titled The Showcase in the Skies, but is now called The Abu Dhabi Unity Boxing Event. Besides Mayweather, the event will also feature former UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva who will be taking on UAE champion Bruno Machado. Other star boxers will also be fighting on the night.

Now retired, Mayweather is widely considered one of the best fighters of all time due to being undefeated in over 50 matches. His last ‘money fight’ match was with Conor McGregor. At this event,  he will box with his former sparring partner Don Moore.

While in Dubai…

Floyd Mayweather was in Dubai gearing up for his match when the news of Sheikh Khalifa passing away was announced. The boxer took to his social media to share his condolences. The photo of Sheikh Khalifa had caption,  ‘Sending my condolences to the entire UAE. RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed’.


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The boxer also shared posts of him visiting top spots in Dubai including taking on the slopes of Ski Dubai, visiting the Museum of the Future, doing some ‘light’ shopping at Dubai Mall and enjoying the views of Dubai Marina from a yacht.