Floyd Mayweather had a great time in his exhibition with Don Moore in Dubai, despite not officially picking up a win.
The contest was an exhibition fight, so there can be no declared winner unless there is a stoppage.
Like Mayweather’s outing against Logan Paul, he failed to secure the stoppage against former sparring partner Moore. However, it was not for lack of trying.
Mayweather was in total control for all eight rounds of this fight. He was smiling as he went forward just about every lap, and as you would imagine, he was several levels above Moore.
He even had time to laugh a lot during the competition. At the end of the sixth round, Mayweather decided to take the sign from the ring girls and parade the ring announcing the next round.
He then tried to dance with the ring girl – who wasn’t very receptive to be honest – and he even made a pit stop in his opponent’s corner to give him 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 as much as possible, but it seemed like “Money” let him down most of the time and every shot he landed Mayweather smiled warmly.
Mayweather decided to be more aggressive early in the round and even just in his footwork, it was clear that Mayweather could cut the ring off and get to Moore whenever he felt like it.
Moore did his best to counter Mayweather in the fight, but like so many before him, he found himself grabbing a lot of gloves and shoulders.
Mayweather heard the commentary team complimenting his gift for psychological warfare and he replied mid-fight, “I do that.”
In round seven, Mayweather badly injured Moore with a combination and the 50-0 legend stuck his tongue out as the onslaught continued.
In the eighth and final round, dare we say Mayweather was desperate to try and put Moore out.
He managed to drop his friend, but Moore answered the referee’s count to eight and despite a flurry in the corner for which Moore had no answer, he managed to see the final bell.
The two men embraced at the end of the fight when the referee raised both hands. If anyone listens to see vintage Mayweather, you will have seen only fleeting shots of this greatness.
He’s clearly an all-time great, but he’s having a lot of fun for a lot of money now.