Floyd Mayweather beat Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision

Another win for Floyd, and more empty promises of a future superfight

5/6/12 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

May 5, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right) connects with a right to the head of Miguel Cotto during the ninth round at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIREMiguel Cotto wasn't able to finish the job, but for a few brief moments, Floyd Mayweather Jr. actually looked somewhat human.

Cotto gave Mayweather a bloody nose in the 6th round, and even prompted Mayweather to commend him on his toughness after the fight.

Mayweather won via unanimous decision, with the judges scoring it 117-111, 117-111, and 118-110. After the fight, Cotto expressed disagreement with the judge's scoring.

Immediately after the fight, Mayweather said that he wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao and give the fans what they want to see. Later, in the post-fight press conference, he backtracked a bit, saying the fight was never going to happen.

Still, he blamed it on Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum, saying that Pacquiao has to answer to Arum, who will never let the fight happen, while Mayweather answers to no one but himself.

Still, it seems like one of the sticking points was that Pacquiao wanted an even split of the fight revenue. Mayweather was unwilling to offer that, saying that he generally gets higher PPV numbers than Pacquiao.

Regardless of how the money is split, a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would be the most lucrative in boxing history, and both men would make far more than they would against any other opponent.

Mayweather took home a record $32M for the Cotto fight, and says he offered Pacquiao $40M to fight, which means Mayweather's cut would be even more, setting up for a payday of unprecedented levels for both fighters. We'll see if they ever make it happen.
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5/7/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Would love to see the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight happen, but fear that Mayweather will keep coming up with ways to duck him. If it ever does come to pass, they'll probably both be too old for it to matter anymore. The not-so-funny thing is that a fight like that could really go a long way in making boxing relevant again. It's a damn shame.

5/7/12   |   scquwi1   |   1232 respect

Wow the fight was a bore no wonder bowing continues to fall into a black abyss. Mayweather looked old and tire, he had nothing in his punches. Cotto does not even come close of hitting with the  power Pac-man does and, with where Mayweather is right now Pac-man would take him down in 3 rounds.

5/7/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Cotto looked great for a few rounds of the fights. It gives hope that Pac Man would have a chance against Money May, since Pac is faster, hits harder and has better stamina than Cotto.