May 5, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (center) is hoisted up after beating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
AP Boxing Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever.
Mayweather dominated late, rocking Cotto in the 12th round to pull out a win and remain unbeaten in 43 fights. But it wasn't easy, with Mayweather getting his nose bloodied and Cotto fighting until the final bell.
Mayweather won Cotto's 154-pound title in the fight, which two judges scored 117-111 and the third 118-110.
The decision was roundly booed by the crowd at the MGM Grand arena, which cheered wildly every time Cotto landed a punch.
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