Floyd Mayweather was having a girlfriend when he took over from a girl in the ring before knocking his previously undefeated rival to the canvas.
Big boxer Floyd Mayweather danced and worked his way through a one-sided exhibition match against former sparring partner and retired “Dangerous” colleague Don Moore in Abu Dhabi on Sunday morning.
The former welterweight world champion, dressed in the colors of the United Arab Emirates, spoke directly to the cameras and chatted with the referee in the aisles unleashing his outclassed American mate.
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It was the third performance appearance for Mayweather, 45, who retired from professional boxing with an unprecedented 50-0 record after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.
The former welterweight world champion dominated YouTube star Logan Paul last June and beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa by TKO in just two minutes in December 2018. Both fights were widely ridiculed.
“That’s what it’s all about, I’m here to entertain and have fun,” said Mayweather, who held up the round card and danced with the girl in the ring during the two-minute eight-round fight.
Moore, who also retired undefeated but last fought pro level in 2016, managed to avoid the knockout despite suffering fierce punishment, including a blow to the body that knocked him to his knees in the last. round.
Mayweather was preparing to fight Moore last week before the UAE entered mourning the death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
According to reports, the hastily reorganized combat – which was only announced on Saturday – had previously been planned on a helipad atop Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai’s most luxurious hotels.
Previously, veteran Belgian Delfine Persoon won a 10-round war on unanimous points decision against previously undefeated Frenchman Elhem Mekhaled to claim the vacant WBC super-feather silver belt.
Retired UFC great Anderson Silva, 47, donned boxing gloves to share honors with UAE resident Bruno Machado, and two-time world champion Badou Jack, 38, brutally knocked out the Egyptian fighter Hany Atiyo in just 47 seconds.
Originally published as Floyd Mayweather leaves undefeated rival in boxing match after ring-girl stunt