Six Fights That Have Defined Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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  • Mayweather-Hernandez
  • Mayweather-Corrales
  • Mayweather-Gatti
  • Mayweather-De La Hoya
  • Mayweather-Cotto
  • Mayweather-Todorov

Mayweather-Cotto

There was a feeling in boxing that Mayweather had to get more offensive minded if he was to continue to be a big draw, and he was in this May 5, 2012 fight against one of the sport's harder punchers in Miguel Cotto. Mayweather paid the price, getting hit with some good punches early and looking afterward like he had taken a beating. Again, though, Mayweather solved the style of his opponent in the 154-pound fight, and using both speed and power, dominated in the later rounds en route to a unanimous decision. "You're the toughest guy I ever fought," Mayweather told Cotto afterward.

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