Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather (42-0-0, 26 KO’s) will clash with Miguel “Angel” Cotto (37-2-0, 30 KO’s) on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cotto, the reigning WBA Super Light Middleweight Champion, will put his title on the line when he faces Mayweather. In Cotto’s recent bout, he defeated Antonio Margarito via TKO in the 10th round and avenged one of his losses in his pro-boxing career. On the other hand, Mayweather’s last bout was controversial. He defeated Victor Ortiz via knockout in the 4th round and won the WBC Welterweight Title. In the fight, Ortiz intentionally delivered a headbutt to Mayweather which made referee Joe Cortez to call timeout and deduct a point to the champion. Ortiz apologized to Mayweather and both touched gloves. At this point, Cortez was not paying attention at both fighters. Ortiz gave Mayweather another hug and as soon as he let go, Mayweather unloaded a left hook and a right flush which eventually staggered the champion. Mayweather’s victory was ruled legal but many considered his actions as unsportsmanlike.
This will be a block-buster fight since both fighters are well-respected in their division. Cotto has proven to everyone that he is still a boxer with great boxing abilities and has improved tremendously at 154. On the other hand, Mayweather has shown his superb skills in boxing and is considered as one of the best-defensive fighters of all time. Many analysts still pick Mayweather to win since he is the better fighter. Some believes that Cotto has a slight advantage since it will be fought at 154 and Mayweather has only fought once in 154-limit where he defeated Oscar De La Hoya.
Both fighters tried landing a fight against Pacquiao and both failed. Instead, they will have their own showdown and will give boxing fans the chance to see one of the best fights this year.
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