Mayweather vs Cotto fight is going to happen on May 5, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd Mayweather is the number one Welterweight and Miguel Cotto is the number one Junior Middleweight squaring off against each other. Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) is of course a flashy, outspoken seven-time world champion. Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs) is one of Puerto Rico’s biggest boxing superstars.
Mayweather vs Cotto, both parties have agreed to undergo Olympic style drug testing – a precedent set by Mayweather himself. Mayweather will take on Cotto at 154 pounds, a step up in weight for the WBA super welterweight belt. He is coming off a 10th-round knockout win over Antonio Margarito in December 2011. On the other hand, Mayweather’s last fight was a 4th-round win over Victor Ortiz last September 2011. In over 2 years, he has only fought in 4 rounds.
Do you think Mayweather is going to have problems with Cotto? As far as boxing ring, Mayweather will run circles around Miguel Cotto. I don’t care if he says that Cotto is an undefeated fighter, Cotto got his spirit broken twice, first by Margarito and then by Pacquiao. Mayweather is a master at finding weaknesses in his opponents and he will expose Cotto as a broken down has been and stop him late in the fight. Mayweather is known for his great footwork and speed as well as his unmatched boxing skills. He is highly favored to win. However, Miguel Cotto has a lot of skills, himself.
Cotto does have problems with guys that bring the fight and pressure to him, but Floyd won’t do it. Miguel eats slick boxers for breakfast. Miguel will give problems to Floyd with his shot gun jab and he will try to break him down with ribcage rattling body shots. That new trainer from Cuba gave Miguel renewed confidence in his skills and abilities, plus they will be fighting at 154 pounds with Cotto being stronger and bigger man
Cotto, 31, said he would take that added confidence into the ring against Mayweather. Although he’s the champion, Cotto is a heavy underdog, with many feeling Mayweather possesses superior speed and counter-punching ability.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 35 years old. He has a record of 42 wins and 0 losses with 26 Knockouts – including TKOs. He has a weight of 147 lbs, a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a reach of 72 inches. Miguel Cotto is 31 years old. He has a record of 37 wins and 2 losses with 32 knockouts. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weights in at 154 lbs and has a reach of 67 inches. Both fighters are known to be quick on their feet, both using the Orthodox stance. Mayweather is a very good counter-puncher. Cotto is a solid 154-pound champion who displays great footwork and goes for quick strong punches. The Mayweather vs Cotto will be seen on HBO Pay Per View live on May 5, 2012.