Floyd Mayweather Jr. was supposed to return to the boxing ring this weekend but all that was reset following the death of United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Businesses across the UAE were shut down out of respect for the president’s death. However, organizers revealed that the fight will still push through at some point with the new date to be announced soon, TMZ reported.

"Out of deepest respect and due to these unforeseen circumstances of Force Majeure, the Global Titans Dubai event which was scheduled to take place on May 14th at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has been postponed until further notice, with a new date to be announced very soon," the Global Titans Fight Series said in an official statement.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and reassure fans that this spectacular event will be staged in future," the statement added.

As of this writing, there is no inkling of when the new date for Mayweather’s next boxing match will be.

The exhibition fight was reportedly between the retired American boxer and former sparring partner Don Moore. The fight was originally set to take place at the Burj Al Arab hotel helipad.

Work in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions and the private sector have been suspended for the next three days due to Sheikh Kalifa’s passing.

Mayweather has yet to respond to the cancellation although he did mourn the passing of the UAE leader on Instagram.

"Sending my condolences to the entire UAE," he said. "RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed."

Mayweather and Moore were already in Dubai in the past days to promote the fight. Moore batted that he was aiming to hand the undefeated American pug his first boxing defeat.

The fight was supposed to be the third fight Mayweather has been in since winning over Conor McGregor in 2017.

In 2019, Floyd was hit with criticisms after he shut down a fan asking to snap a picture with him as he was exiting a venue with his girlfriend.  Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

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