Floyd Mayweather’s planned exhibition bout on May 14 in Dubai does still appear to be on, and is now being advertised as the “world’s first NFT pay-per-view event.”
The 45-year-old Mayweather, who last had a sanctioned bout in 2017 when he stopped UFC superstar Conor McGregor in McGregor’s pro boxing debut, has done a few exhibitions — probably more than have been widely advertised — since his official retirement, including a knockout of kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at the end of 2018 in Japan, and last year’s Showtime pay-per-view display with Logan Paul.
This fight is taking place on a hotel roof helipad, which is apparently extremely interesting to some people for some reason.
As mentioned before, the card will also feature MMA legend Anderson Silva (3-1, 2 KO in boxing) taking little advantage of his 2021 wins over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Tito Ortiz by facing fellow Brazilian MMA veteran Bruno Machado, and also Badou Jack (25-3-3, 15 KO) taking on Hany Atiyo (16-4, 12 KO) in a cruiserweight bout.
A rematch between Delfine Persoon (46-3, 19 KO) and Maiva Hamadouche (22-2, 18 KO) is also reportedly set, which would be the only actual good fight on the card.