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Mayweather wins unanimous decison over Cotto

Floyd Mayweather Jr., center, poses for a photo with, from left, Justin Bieber, Lil' Wayne, 50 Cent and Cuban boxer Yuriyorkis Gamboa after defeating Miguel Cotto for the WBA super welterweight title, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

LAS VEGAS: 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 (69.9-kilogram) 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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