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.