A bout between two of the biggest names in boxing, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr. and Miguel Cotto, is scheduled for Saturday night at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
The (Super) Light Middleweight title is on the line, a title the Puerto Rican born Cotto has already defended twice against Nicaraguan brawler Ricardo Mayorga and Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito. Cotto won the title by defeating Israeli pugilist Yuri Foreman by technical knockout in 2010.
Arguably the most successful fighter in the history of professional boxing and considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many, Floyd Mayweather's flawless 42-0 record is in jeopardy as the American goes for his ninth major world title.
Neither boxer has any significant size advantage, Mayweather measuring in one inch taller, and both fighters will weigh in at no more than 154 lbs. at the official weigh-in.
While Mayweather's undefeated record is almost inconceivable, Cotto's 37-2 record is nothing to scoff at. The 31-year-old's only losses are to Antonio Margarito (which he later avenged) and boxing legend—and maybe the second best fighter in the world behind only Mayweather—the Philippines' own Manny Pacquiao.
While this fight is projected to be one of the most brutal, most entertaining fights in recent memory, there's no reason to believe Mayweather won't walk away with his 43rd career victory and another title to add to his already lengthy list.