Floyd Mayweather says he 'can't take Don Moore lightly' and ex-sparring partner is 'very smart' ahead of Dubai dust-up

FLOYD MAYWEATHER insists he's not taking his clash with former training partner Don Moore "lightly".

The former five-weight world champion will lock horns with his ex-sparring partner in a lucrative exhibition bout atop the Buf Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday night.



Mayweather and Moore know one another intimately having shed blood, sweat and tears together inside the boxing legend's gym.

And his first-hand knowledge of what Dangerous Don – who was trained by his late uncle Roger – brings to the table has Money wary of underestimating his old pal.

The 45-year-old said: “I’ve known Don for a long time and I know that he’s a very smart fighter who I can’t take lightly.

“I believe that he’s coming to prove something in this fight.

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"On top of this fight being at a one-of-a-kind venue, you’re going to see a guy coming in to take his shot at The Best Ever.”

Mayweather's showdown with Moore will be his third exhibition since his 2017 retirement from professional boxing.

The Olympic bronze medallist said: “I love displaying my talents for the whole world and doing something new that interests me.

“Boxing is entertainment, and that’s what I’m all about.

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"I worked hard to accomplish more than anyone during my career, and now I’m going to enjoy the fruits of my labour, while still giving fans something exciting to watch.

“They always say the sky is the limit.

"Well I feel like I’m pushing the limit in the entertainment world once again, going up and literally fighting in the sky.

"These are the kind of opportunities that I’m always going to jump at.”

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Moore, 42, is planning to spring a major upset in the Dubai desert, telling SunSport: "I got the blueprint on how to beat Floyd Mayweather.

"I can’t tell it to nobody, you’ve got to tune in May 14th.”

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