Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto

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Ring Kings
Mayweather vs. Cotto.JPG
Date May 5, 2012
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Title(s) on the line WBA Super & WBC Diamond Light middleweight titles on the line
Tale of the tape
Boxer United States Floyd Mayweather Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto
Nickname Money Junito
Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Caguas, Puerto Rico
Pre-fight record 42–0–0 (26 KO) 37–2–0 (30 KO)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Recognition WBC Welterweight Champion.
The Ring Magazine #2 P4P Fighter.
WBA Super Welterweight Champion.
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. Canelo Álvarez $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 with scores of 119-109 twice and 118-110.[9]

Vargas wins by UD with scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 97-93.[10]

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
  • Lightweight bout: United States Omar Figueroa vs United States Robbie Cannon
  • Welterweight bout: Mexico Antonio Orozco vs United States Dillet Frederick

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


  1. ^ Mayweather vs Cotto Confirmed For May 5th at MGM Grand – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  2. ^ Floyd Mayweather Jr. granted license to fight Miguel Cotto – ESPN. Espn.go.com (2012-02-02). Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  3. ^ Mayweather calls out Pacquiao on Twitter – Boxing – Yahoo! Sports. Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  4. ^ Mayweather and Pacquiao had phone conversation | Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. Mayweathervspacquiaofight.net. Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  5. ^ Christ, Scott. (2012-01-20) Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Mayweather Won't Give Pacquiao a 50–50 Split. Bad Left Hook. Retrieved on 2012-05-06.
  6. ^ Rafael, Dan. (2012-02-01) Floyd Mayweather to fight Miguel Cotto. ESPN. Retrieved on 2012-02-01.
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/floydmayweather/posts/233530213422960
  8. ^ "BoxRec - Floyd Mayweather Jr". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Saul Alvarez vs. Shane Mosley - BoxRec". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  10. ^ "Jessie Vargas vs. Steve Forbes - BoxRec". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 

External links[edit]

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