Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will share a fight card with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva atop the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai on May 14.
‘The money is ready to take on his former training partner Don Moore in an exhibition fight this month, and now more details about the exclusive card have been revealed.
Silva will be in the main event of the night when he takes on fellow MMA fighter Bruno Machado in an exhibition boxing match.
‘The Spider’ has made a successful transition to boxing since leaving the UFC in 2020, scoring high-profile wins over the former WBC middleweight champion. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and fellow UFC legend tito ortiz.
After beating ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ in September 2021, Silva turned his attention to a possible fight with Mayweathersomeone he wanted to test his boxing skills against.
“I don’t know if I can fight at the same level as Mayweather, but this is a challenge for me,” Silva said on MMA Hour.
“I don’t know, maybe this will happen or not. I am prepared for that. I just try to do my best every day and I think this is a good fight, Mayweather and I.
“Two big names and a different level. I have to try to show why I am there to fight Mayweather. I don’t know if this will happen or not, but I’m up for a good challenge for myself.”
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Former two-weight world champion Badou Jack will also compete on the undercard against Egyptian cruiserweight Hany Atiyo.
Before that, Delfine Persoon, who twice pushed Katie Taylor to the limit, will take on France’s Elhem Mekhaled.
Front row seats for the one-off event at a helipad are extremely limited and as a result are priced at $100,000 each, which is around £799,000.
Alternatively, the pay-per-view will be broadcast globally on the LIVEnow streaming service from 10:00pm local time (which is 7:00pm UK time and 2:00pm Eastern Time). from USA).
The PPV too available through Fite TV priced at £12.99 for UK viewers or $14.99 for US viewers.
If both Mayweather and Silva are victorious on May 14, the former UFC fighter will finally get a chance to test his skills against ‘TBE’.