Don Moore: "I will be the first man to defeat Mayweather… I have the blueprint"
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, KO) is set for a shock return to the ring this Saturday in an eight-round exhibition fight against his next opponent "Dangerous" Don Moore (18-0-1, 12KO) Saturday, May 14, on top of the opulent Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.
The 42-year-old from Gary, Indiana is completely confident of victory against generational great "Money" Mayweather, believing he has received the blueprint from his late uncle Roger. He became known as the alias "Dangerous" after knocking out 12 from 19 opponents.
Don Moore: I have the blueprint
"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.
"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."
Don Moore: One of us will get knocked out
"We've been sparring in the past but sparring is sparring and this is a real fight. One of us is going to get knocked out. One of us is going to be bruised – there's going to be blood, sweat and tears in this ring. I've been in the ring with Floyd on multiple occasions. I just know how to beat him. Some days he had some great days against me and some days I had some amazing days against him. But this is not sparring. This is real live action boxing. So it's different when you take all the headgear, it's different under the lights."
Don Moore: I’m no Logan Paul…I know his style and what it takes to be victorious
"I have the blueprint. The most exciting thing about it is that I've been in the ring with him and I've been in camp with him day in and day out. So understand “Dangerous” Don Moore has what it takes to actually be victorious over him because I know his style. I know what's coming for me. I know how to adapt. I know how to adjust. I'm no Logan Paul, so you're not going to be able to fight me like you fought him. I'm a boxer. However he brings it, I'm going to bring it right back to him."
Don Moore: I want to fight Jake Paul in Nigeria after I've beaten Floyd
"I'm blessed to be in this position and I'm blessed to showcase my talent against one of the best fighters in the world. I'm not just fighting any other fighter. I'm fighting the best fighter in the world. So I'm really thankful. I'm humble. But I'm also a fighter. I'm also a winner. I'm undefeated.
"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 -vand that's easy work for me. I want to show everybody that he's just a YouTuber, and that you can't play boxing."
These quotes first appeared on the Betway Insider US blog