Floyd Mayweather remains undefeatedLAS VEGAS - Undefeated Floyd Mayweather won the World Boxing Association super welterweight title with a unanimous points decision over Miguel Cotto on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The American, who stepped up in weight to fight Cotto, used his superior hand speed and solid defence to take the fight on all three judges’ scorecards after 12 rounds, in what will go down as one of his toughest fights.
“You got to suck it up and fight hard,” Mayweather said. “Miguel Cotto was a tough competitor. I had to execute the game plan and fight my heart out.”
Mayweather took the title with scores of 117-111 on two judges’ cards and 118-110 on the third, extending his unbeaten run to 43-0 with 26 knockouts.
It marked the 20th career title fight for Mayweather and the first time he has fought at 154 pounds since beating Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.