Mayweather wins unanimous Cotto decision
Floyd Mayweather Jr maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous points victory over Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
'Money' has now added the WBA light-middleweight title to his career CV after just his second fight at the weight, five years after his first when he pipped Oscar De La Hoya on a split decision. Mayweather has now extended his record to 43-0 with 26 knockouts but admitted he had to really dig deep to come up with the goods. "You're a hell of a champion," Mayweather told Cotto in the ring afterwards. "You're the toughest guy I ever fought. "He came to fight; he didn't just come to survive. I dug down and fought him back." "I had to fight hard, suck it up. He [was] no pushover," he added. The American's started the brighter but Cotto (now 37-3) demonstrated his determination with unrelenting pressure in the middle rounds, before Mayweather switched tactics and used his superior speed from range to seal the decision, with two judges scoring the contest 117-11 and and 118-110 in his favour.