LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Miguel Cotto this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Cotto’s WBA Super Welterweight Championship Title is on the line.
Round 1 – Left hook from Floyd. Left jab. Jab. Left hook from Miguel, they trade body jabs. Jab from Floyd, to the body. Left jab from Cooto. They tie up, trade body shots on the break. Body jab from Floyd. Tie up, ref separates them. Tied up again, ref separates them again. Nice combination to the head from Cotto. Nice right from Floyd. PMN scores the round 10-9 Cotto.
Round 2 – Cotto lifts Mayweather up in the air after ducking underneath some punches. Overhand right, again from Floyd. They tie up. Cotto using good defense. left to the body from Cotto. Overhand right from Floyd, two to the body from Cotto. Cotto backs him to the ropes unleashes a combo. Biggest punches of the fight so far. They tie up. Cotto pins him to the ropes but can’t get through. PMN scores it 10-9 Cotto. — Cotto showing some marks on the left side of his head.
Round 3 – Jab from Cotto. Tie up. Separate. Jab from both. Nice combo to the body from Cotto. Floyd counters with a combo to the hed. Nice body shots from Cotto. Floyd using those shoulder rolls to avoid anything to the face. Nice right to the body from Cotto. Nice jab from Cotto on the chin. Right counter from Floyd. Nice left jab from Cotto rocks Mayweather’s head back. PMN scores it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 4 – Right hook from Mayweather, again. Big right hook, again from Floyd. Cotto staggers just a bit. Big right hook from Floyd, again. Cotto not doing nearly as good this round. Tie up, Cotto backs him to the ropes but Floyd fights his way out. Right hand from Floyd. PMN scores it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 5 – Lots of exchanges against the ropes, both guys landing some good shots. Big right hook from Mayweather. Cotto with a nice combo. Jab from Cotto. Floyd’s back in the corner. Big left hook from Cotto, right hook. Jab. Body combo, trading shots in the pocket. Cotto got rocked a bit with a left hand and looks busted up around his left temple. Floyd is also bleeding a little. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Cotto.
Round 6 – Big left from Cotto to the body. Left jab to the face. Left jab, jab from Cotto to the face. Mayweather’s hands are down, he smiles after eating the jab. He ducks a jab, Cotto comes back with a big left hook. Floyd smiles at him. Cotto lands a jab. Floyd smiles and stalks. Some heavy shots getting thrown in the pocket. Tie up, ref separates them. Left to the head, right to the body from Cotto. PMN scores the round 10-9 Cotto.
Round 7 – Right jab from Floyd. Cotto blocks three right hooks. Uppercut from Cotto. Left jab from Cotto scores. Right left to the body from Cotto. Floyd throws four but Cotto blocks them all. Tie up. Ref restarts them. Nice left counter from Cotto rocks Floyd’s head back. Close round — and Ms. Jackson is looking SMOKIN! PMN scores the round 10-9 Cotto.
Round 8 – Body shot, again from Floyd, he lands a nice combo after that too one to the face and body. Cotto lands anice combo to the body first then upstairs. Big shots. Cotto with two to the body, two upstairs. Uppercut from Floyd. Two to the body from Cotto. Right hook from Cotto. Uppercut from Floyd. Body shot from Cotto scores. Left hook to the chin from Cotto scores. Big combinations in the pocket from Cotto. Short uppercut from Floyd. Floyd shakes his head and the crowd erupts at a clearly won round for Cotto. Floyd’s face is busted up pretty badly at this point. He smiles at the camera.
Round 9 – Tie up, ref separates them. Body combo from Cotto. One two from Floyd. Floyd slips a combo. Uppercut from Floyd, right hook. Tied up. Floyd talking to him. Cotto defending well. Left hook from Cotto, jab. Body shot from Floyd, again. Cotto pushes Floyd. They are calling this the most exciting fight of Floyd’s career. Uppercut from Floyd. Cotto dodges the rest of Floyd’s punches. PMN scores it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 10 – Cotto ends the round with a beautiful body shot combo, then a combo to the head and Floyd’s face looks worse for the wear. (Missed first portion of round)
Round 11 -Left to the body from Cotto. Left to the body and head from Cotto. Overhand right from Floyd on the temple. Left hook from Cotto, again, to the head. They tie up. Ref pulls them apart. Short uppercut from Mayweather. Big left hook from Cotto. Big hook and uppercut from Floyd snaps Cotto’s head back. Right from Floyd. Body shot, hook from Cotto. Uppercut from Floyd, lands a combo. Uppercut and a hook from Floyd. PMN scores it 10-9 Floyd.
Round 12 -Last round. They tie up, trade body shots. It’s a street brawl for a moment as they both throw big combos in the pocket. Floyd’s punches are full of attitude. The crowd chants for Cotto. Tied up, left to the body. Body combo from Cotto. Right to the temple from Floyd. One minute to go. Cotto staggered by an uppercut. Floyd using footwork to try and move but he’s staggered again with a combo from Floyd and an uppercut. Cotto chasing him. Floyd dodging Cotto’s jabs. They hug after the bell. Best fight I’ve ever seen that involved Floyd Mayweather. PMN scores the round 10-9 Mayweather.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Floyd Mayweather defeats Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision (117-111, 117-111, 118-110)
Larry Merchant said after the bout that Floyd came to him yesterday and apologized for the way he acted last time toward him and he appreciated that. It’s good to hear that.
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