Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto

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Ring Kings
Mayweather vs. Cotto.JPG
Date May 5, 2012
Location MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Title(s) on the line WBA Super & WBC Diamond Light middleweight titles on the line

United States Floyd Mayweather vs. Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto
Money Junito
Tale of the tape
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States From Caguas, Puerto Rico
42–0–0 (26 KO) Pre-fight record 37–2–0 (30 KO)
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
WBC Welterweight Champion.
The Ring Magazine #2 P4P Fighter.
Recognition WBA Super Welterweight Champion.

Result Mayweather wins by unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto, billed as Ring Kings, was a Boxing Junior Middleweight bout held on May 5, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[1] Mayweather won the fight by unanimous decision.

Drug Testing[edit]

Both fighters agreed to random blood and urine testing for the fight, which Mayweather has demanded of his recent opponents.[2]



There was immediate speculation as to whom Mayweather would fight. Many felt that he should fight eight division champion, Manny Pacquiao. Indeed Mayweather called out Pacquiao via Twitter.[3] Negotiations for the fight hit the wall, however, when there were arguments over the venue[4] and how the money from the fight should be split.[5]

Mayweather has had one previous fight in the 154-pound division, which was when he outpointed Oscar De La Hoya to win a belt in May 2007.

Mayweather reclaimed one of his old welterweight titles by knocking out Victor Ortiz controversially in the fourth round at the MGM Grand on Sept. 17, 2011.[6]


Cotto, who will be making the third defense of his title, will be in a fight without Top Rank as his promoter for the first time in his career. His contract with Bob Arum's company expired following his Dec. 3 revenge, 10th-round knockout victory against Antonio Margarito and he will be working with Golden Boy Promotions, Top Rank's archrival, on the fight with Mayweather.

Reported fight earnings[edit]

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. guaranteed $45 million vs. Miguel Angel Cotto $8 million
  • Shane Mosley $750,000 vs. Saul Alvarez $2 million

The fight drew 1.5 Million pay per view buys.[7]

Main card[edit]

Mayweather wins by UD with scores of 118-110 and 117-111 twice.[8]

Alvarez wins by UD.

Vargas wins by UD.

Quintana wins by KO (6)

Preliminary card[edit]

Thurman wins by TKO (3)

  • Featherweight bout: Puerto Rico Braulio Santos vs United States Juan Sandoval
  • Lightweight bout: Puerto Rico Jeffrey Fontanez vs United States Benna Acaba

International broadcasting[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Australia Main Event
 Belgium Be Sport 1
 Brazil SporTV
 Bulgaria Sport Plus HD
 Czech Republic Sport 1
 Denmark TV 2 Sport
 Estonia Viasat Sport Baltic
 Finland Viasat Sport
 France Canal+
 Hungary Sport 1
 Israel Sport 1 HD
 Japan WOWOW
 Latvia Viasat Sport Baltic
 Lithuania Viasat Sport Baltic
 Malaysia Astro SuperSport
 Mexico Televisa
 New Zealand Sky
 Norway Viasat Sport
 Philippines Solar Sports TV5

and AKTV on IBC

 Qatar Al Jazeera Sports
 Romania Sport.ro
 Russia NTV Plus
 Singapore SuperSports
 Slovakia Sport 1
 South Africa SuperSport
 Sweden TV10
 Thailand TrueVisions
 Ukraine Inter
 United Kingdom BoxNation
 United States HBO PPV
 Venezuela Meridiano


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Preceded by
vs. Victor Ortiz
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s bouts
May 5, 2012
Succeeded by
vs. Robert Guerrero
Preceded by
vs. Antonio Margarito
Miguel Cotto's bouts
May 5, 2012
Succeeded by
vs. Austin Trout