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Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico face off during their official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 4, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the arena Saturday.

    Mayweather defeats Cotto with a unanimous decision victory

    May 5, 2012

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. weathered the challenge from Miguel Cotto and came out a perfect 43-0, winning a unanimous decision for his eighth world title. The judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110, all for Mayweather. The judges scored the fight 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110, all for Mayweather. Cotto presented a great challenge and looked like he was winning the fight in the middle rounds. The key was putting Mayweather in the corners and on the ropes. Once Mayweather was able to keep himself out of those situations, though, he started to take over and finished with an absolute flourish in the championship rounds.

  • WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, left, of Puerto Rico and Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 5, 2012.

    Five key moments from Mayweather-Cotto

    May 5, 2012

    The focus on Mayweather will now turn to his impending three-month jail term for domestic battery and the age-old question of whether a fight between him and Manny Pacquiao will ever happen, but first:

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico face off during their official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 4, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the arena Saturday.

    Mayweather vs. Cotto: Can the underdog turn this megafight into something special?

    May 5, 2012

    Tonight, once all the talking is done, two men will stand in an enclosed space intent on hurting each other. Many will be cheering passionately for either Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0) or Miguel Cotto (37-2), but many are just desperate for a good fight.

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    Mayweather and Cotto Weigh-in

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico weigh-in for their official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 4, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the arena Saturday.

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L)  looks on as WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico flexes on the scale during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 4, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the arena Saturday.

    Mayweather and Cotto make weight for super welterweight bout

    May 4, 2012

    The staredown at Friday’s weigh-in was a microcosm of the buildup to Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0) and Miguel Cotto (37-2).

  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks as WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico sits in the background during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Cotto for the title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

    Miguel Cotto cites ‘great chemistry’ with his trainer for newfound confidence

    May 3, 2012

    Miguel Cotto (37-2) doesn’t sell fights, he (usually) just wins them. The lavish production of fight-week events — cameras constantly flashing while everybody who put money into the fight gets a turn at the mic — doesn’t interest him in the least. That’s more for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0). Sitting in that chair with a couple dozen reporters stacked around him, Cotto did his time.

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    5/1/12: Boxing Arrivals at MGM Grand

  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. signs autographs during official arrivals at the MGM Grand Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Mayweather will challenge WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday. STEVE MARCUS

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes impassioned case against ever fighting Manny Pacquiao

    May 1, 2012

    Ask Floyd Mayweather Jr. a question at your own risk, because you can never be sure where the answer will take you. During a nearly hourlong conversation with a handful of reporters at the MGM Grand on Tuesday, Mayweather bounced at his own pace from his upbringing as a child and listing his boxing idols to the details of a trip to Dubai and his struggles with fame.

  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reflected in a mirror during a media workout at his gym Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico for his WBA junior middleweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5.

    Mayweather working overtime to promote fight against Cotto

    April 30, 2012

    Forget for a moment that this isn’t the fight you want, or, in some cases, the one you feel like you deserve. The camps of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao still have more differences to settle than a third-grade math test.

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    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Workout

    Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds a media workout at his gym In Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico for his WBA junior middleweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 5.

  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. works on his timing with his uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather during a media workout at his gym Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Mayweather will challenge Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico for his WBA junior middleweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes center stage at media day for his May 5 bout in Vegas

    April 25, 2012

    Floyd Mayweather Jr., who, if you believe him, hasn’t stretched before lifting, running or training for the entirety of his 16-year professional career, is now doing bikram yoga. As the featured attraction of the circus that descended Tuesday on Mayweather Boxing Gym, Mayweather (42-0) performed his media duties with a smile and went several rounds with the packs of reporters there to preview his May 5 fight against Miguel Cotto.

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    Local boxer on Mayweather card

    KSNV coverage of 22-year-old boxer Jessie Vargas a local boxer on Floyd Mayweather card, April 25, 2012.

  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks with reporters after a Nevada State Athletic Commission licensing hearing at the Sawyer State Building Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The commission granted Mayweather a one-fight conditional license for his May 5th fight at the MGM Grand. Mayweather announced that he will be fighting WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.

    Mayweather gets license for one fight, will take on Cotto on May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

    February 1, 2012

    Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather will go up in class against Miguel Cotto for the WBA super welterweight title in a Cinco de Mayo fight in Las Vegas.

  • WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, and undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. face off during a press conference in New York City Thursday during a cross-country media tour for their upcoming welterweight title fight. Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place June 9 at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    Ticket information for separate Mayweather, Pacquiao fights

    February 27, 2012

    Tickets for Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s May 5 boxing match against Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The 12-round fight is for Cotto’s WBA Super welterweight title — a matchup the undefeated Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs), who is a seven-time, five-division world champion, had to settle for after negotiations with fellow superstar Manny Pacquiao for a megafight fell through yet again.