LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0-26KOs) beat Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto (37-3-30KOs) by 12 round unanimous decision and captured his WBA Junior Middleweight belt in the process.
Mayweather won the fight on all three judges scorecards, two judges scored it 117-111 and the third judge ringside scored it 118-110 all in favor of Mayweather.
There was a lot of booing after the decision was read because many of the people in attendance were pro-Cotto fans and were impressed anytime Cotto landed a punch on the hard to hit Mayweather.
This is Miguel Cotto’s third loss of his career, having lost to Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao by TKO prior to Mayweather. For his effort Cotto will receive $8 million and portion of the pay-per-view revenue, Mayweather will walk away with a record high guarantee of $32 million and a portion of the pay-per-view revenue.
Cotto refused to give a post-fight interview and headed back to the dressing room but Mayweather gave HBO’s Larry Merchant an interview and said he wanted to give the fans the Manny Pacquiao fight but he has to agree to the random blood and urine testing and blames Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum for the fight not happening.
Next up for Floyd Mayweather is a 90 day jail sentence he must serve on June 1st for domestic abuse, and a week after Mayweather enters jail, Manny Pacquiao will face off against Timothy Bradley on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.