Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight on Saturday has been postponed.
The delay is due to the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayah Al Nahyan on Friday, ESPN reported.
The UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs said there will be a three-day suspension of work in all ministries and the private sector – including Mayweather’s exhibition bout that was set for Dubai.
The promoter of the event, Global Titans, said it will be rescheduled, but it’s unclear when.
“Sending my condolences to the entire UAE,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram. “RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.”
Mayweather was scheduled to take on Don Moore. Moore is an undefeated boxer, who mostly fought in four-round bouts. His last outing was in 2016.
Mayweather returns to the ring after taking on Logan Paul in an exhibition bout in June.
Now, the 45-year-old will be looking towards promoting a Showtime pay-per-view event between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero on May 28 at the Barclays Center in New York.