Floyd Mayweather still training despite comeback facing axe as NFL bad boy Antonio Brown releases behind-the-scenes clip

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is still training despite his boxing return facing collapse.

The American legend was due to face former sparring partner Don Moore last weekend atop the Burj Al Arab’s hotel helipad in Dubai. 

But the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan forced the entire event to be called off. 

The UAE’s ministry of presidential affairs announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries.

It left organisers scrambling to find a new date after the ring was put up only hours before the cancellation. 

Mayweather went on to announce that his comeback fight faced only a seven-day delay and would take place this Saturday, May 21.

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But Global Titans Fight Series, who are co-promoting, insisted the event is more likely to be rescheduled to October.

It leaves the extraordinary boxing event – staged 700ft above sea level – well and truly up in the air.

The exhibition has not yet officially been scrapped, but SunSport understands an announcement is imminent.

But Mayweather – who was known for his meticulous training regime -is taking no risks and has remained on the ball.

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NFL bad boy Antonio Brown – who flew out to watch the fight – posted a behind-the-scenes clip on his Instagram.

In the short video, Mayweather, 45, is filmed hitting pads with his coach Gerald Tucker.

This is the third exhibition he is set to compete in since officially retiring in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33. 

The first was against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, in 2018 and lastly with YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, in June.


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