Cotto tests Mayweather
FLOYD Mayweather used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision over a game Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night - 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.
Two judges scored the fight 117-111 and the third had it 118-110. The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 116-112.
"You're a hell of a champion," Mayweather told Cotto in the ring afterward. "You're the toughest guy I ever fought."
Cotto never stopped moving forward but Mayweather was faster and more accurate, and seemed to wear him down in the final rounds.
In the last round, Mayweather landed his best punch of the night, a left uppercut that seemed to hurt Cotto.
He followed that with several flurries to the head to wrap up a decision that until the later rounds had been in doubt.
The fight was Mayweather's last before he enters jail to serve a three-month sentence for domestic abuse.