Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a tendency to make his opponents look inferior by comparison given the overwhelming amount of talent he possesses. However, a different situation unfolded last night in Las Vegas when “Money” Mayweather took on Miguel Cotto.
The two mixed it up for twelve full rounds of intense action including a few flurries leaving the undefeated Mayweather bloodied. Though Mayweather came out of the bout with his hand raised due a Unanimous Decision he also exited the ring with a newfound respect for Cotto’s game, labeling the Puerto Rican stand-out as the “toughest guy I ever fought”.
”He came to fight, he didn’t just come to survive. I dug down and fought him back,” Mayweather continued on Cotto.
The performance improved Mayweather’s record to 43-0 and earned him yet another championship but will be the last time he fights for awhile with a 90-day jail sentence for domestic violence starting on June 1. However, his finances certainly won’t be affected much by the break in action as he is said to have earned $32 million for his clash with Cotto.
Comparably, the loss snapped a three-fight winning for Cotton and dropped his overall career mark down to 37-3.