Floyd Mayweather reportedly asked for the rules to be changed in the middle of his exhibition fight against his old sparring partner Don Moore on Saturday.
The 45-year-old hadn't fought since his non-scored bout against social media sensation Logan Paul last year, but was back at it for his third post-retirement exhibition in Abu Dhabi in front of a packed out Etihad Arena.
Despite the massive gulf in class between the two fighters, Moore managed to go the distance and survived the eight rounds, but not before his former five-time world champion opponent cheekily asked for the length of the rounds to be extended.
Whether he wanted more time to guarantee a stoppage or whether he was just enjoying himself too much remains to be seen, but 'Money' was at his entertaining best all evening.
He was spotted winking at the TV cameras, dancing with the ring girls and even starting chatting the ringside commentators in the middle of the action – at which point he asked for the two-minute rounds to be extended to three minutes.
After dominating what was a farcically mismatched fight, Mayweather dropped Moore in the eighth and final round with a stiff body shot, but couldn't keep him down for the victory.
"I told the fans I'm here to entertain, have fun," Mayweather said after the show had finished. "Don Moore, he's undefeated, a great fighter. He'll always be a champion in my heart."
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Mayweather retired from professional boxing with a flawless record of 50-0, stopping UFC star Conor McGregor in the last official bout of his career back in 2017 – which reportedly saw him earn upwards of £170 million.
His clash with Moore on Saturday earned the American more millions, and Mayweather promised fans that he'll be back in the country to fight later this year.
"I would like to thank everybody in the UAE, the media, and everybody who covered this fight, this is one of the best countries in the world," added Mayweather.
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