Miguel Cotto was brilliant, but Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s skills, wits and will carried him to a decision win.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever.
Mayweather dominated late, rocking Cotto in the 12th round to pull out a win and remain unbeaten in 43 fights. But it wasn’t easy, with Mayweather getting his nose bloodied and Cotto fighting until the final bell.
Mayweather won Cotto’s 154-pound title in the fight, which two judges scored 117-111 and the third 118-110.
The decision was roundly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand arena, which cheered wildly every time Cotto landed a punch.
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Singer Justin Bieber, Rapper Lil Wayne, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. , rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and guest pose after Mayweather Jr. defeats Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Justin Bieber holds up a belt for Floyd Mayweather Jr. before Mayweather Jr. takes on Miguel Cotto during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.