Floyd Mayweather enjoyed himself in his exhibition with Don Moore in Dubai, although he didn’t officially get a victory.
The contest was an exhibition bout, so there cannot be a winner declared unless there is a stoppage.
Like Mayweather’s outing against Logan Paul, he failed to get the stoppage against former sparring partner Moore. However, it wasn’t for a want of trying.
Mayweather was in total control during the entire eight rounds of this fight. He was smiling as he walked forward in pretty much every round and, as you’d imagine, was many, many levels above Moore.
He even had time to have plenty of laughs during the contest. At the end of round six, Mayweather decided to take the ring girls sign and parade the ring advertising the next round.
He then tried to dance with the ring girl – who was not very receptive truth be told – and he even made a pit stop in his opponent’s corner to offer some advice.
The actual contest was all about Mayweather. He did what he wanted, when he wanted.
Moore did his best to work Mayweather’s body where possible, but it seemed like ‘Money’ was letting him for the most part and any shots landed Mayweather warmly smiled at.
Mayweather decided to be more aggressive at the start of the round and even just in his footwork, it was clear Mayweather could cut off the ring and get to Moore whenever he felt like it.
Moore tried his best to counter Mayweather in the fight, but like so many before him, he found himself catching a lot of glove and shoulder.
Mayweather overheard the commentary team complimenting his gift for psychological warfare and he answered mid-fight, “I do do that.”
In the seventh round, Mayweather hurt Moore bad with a combination and the 50-0 legend stuck his tongue out as the onslaught wore on.
In the eighth and final round, dare we say Mayweather was desperate to try and put Moore away.
He managed to drop his friend, but Moore answered the referee’s count at eight and despite a flurry in the corner that Moore had zero answer for, he managed to see the final bell.
Both men embraced at the end of the contest as the referee raised both of their hands. If anyone tuned in to see vintage Mayweather, you will have only seen fleeting shots of that greatness.
He’s clearly an all-time great, but he’s just having a lot of fun for a lot of money now.