“Dangerous” Don Moore believes that he can become the first boxer to defeat Hall of Famer Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
The two will collide in an exhibition fight this Saturday, May 14, as the main event of a pay-per-view lineup taking place “in the skies of Dubai” outdoors on the helipad of Dubai's opulent Burj Al Arab Hotel.
Mayweather has used Moore in the past as a sparring partner, so the two boxers are very familiar with each other.
Moore was trained by Mayweather's late uncle and former longtime trainer, Roger Mayweather.
Moore feels that he held his own in sparring and now holds the edge over Mayweather, who retired back in September of 2017.
"I'm going to stay on Mayweather’s chest and it's going to be toe to toe action. This is an exhibition, but he's trained hard, I've trained hard. We're going to give the fans a great fight, a great performance. It's going to be toe to toe in the center of the ring. Pure boxing. You're going to see similar styles. You're going to see ferociousness from both fighters. This is unfinished business - Floyd knows I'm a problem and he can be beaten like any other fighter. I'm humble but I'm also a fighter, so this is business not personal," Moore told Betway Insider US.
"I can be the first man to beat Floyd Mayweather. I have the blueprint. Roger Mayweather, Floyds' uncle, prepared me to beat anyone. My style of fighting and what I do in the ring, nobody has seen, because I haven't had that perfect opportunity to showcase my talent. But now I'm blessed to be able to fight in Dubai and showcase the talent that I have, showcase the undefeated fighter that I am against Floyd Mayweather in front of the whole world. It's going to be action packed. Don't go get no popcorn. Don't blink."
As far as his future plans, Moore wants to overcome Mayweather and then face Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul, who has a pro record of 5-0 with 4 wins by knockout.
"I would then like to fight Jake Paul in Nigeria. I'm focused on this fight first. But after this fight, I will show the world that Jake is just a YouTuber. He's interested in the business of boxing, but he's no boxer. I'm a real fighter. I'm a real champ and not pretending. Fight me. You're fighting other guys. They're not real boxers. You never fought a real boxer. So fight me. I want to fight Jake Paul - and that's easy work for me. I want to show everybody that he's just a YouTuber, and that you can't play boxing," Moore said.