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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Mayweather vs Cotto Results
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As expected, Floyd Mayweather Jr. remained undefeated after Cinco de Mayo's Ring Kings Event. The unexpected happened during the fight, though, as Cotto went toe-to-toe with Mayweather. At times, it even appeared as though he was gaining momentum and may even pull off the upset. Mayweather had to be at his best as his opponent was game to go the distance with him. During the final rounds, he stepped up to dash any of Miguel Cotto's hopes of defeating him.
The fight was a crowd pleaser in that it was explosive from the start. Miguel Cotto's jabs and punches caused enough damage to make Mayweather bleed through his nose and mouth. That doesn't happen very often on a Mayweather fight. The two boxers traded shots for most of the first few rounds. Although Mayweather landed more punches, Cotto landed heavier shots that did the job quite well. He even tried to pin Mayweather against the ropes and into the corners. On the eighth round, Miguel Cotto unleashed a flurry of punches and jabs that easily won him the round. For the first time, Mayweather Jr actually looked bad in the fight.
In the end, Mayweather took the final four rounds. He eventually won via a unanimous decision with official scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 117-111. Cotto may have lost the fight and his WBA super welterweight title, but he definitely earned even more respect and adulation from boxing fans all over the world. Surely, we haven't heard the last from this fantastic Puerto Rican fighter. "Tonight we gave the fans what they wanted to see," Mayweather said. "We matched the best with the best. Cotto was a very tough competitor and he won some rounds. He pushed me to the limits and this is what it's all about. Miguel Cotto fought his ass off tonight and I want to congratulate him and his team."