Mayweather vs. Cotto Preview: 5 Ways to Beat Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Mayweather vs. Cotto Preview: 5 Ways to Beat Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. will tell you he's the best boxer of his generation, arguably of all time. Self-promotion and bombast aside, he might just be right.

Mayweather has stood across the ring from 42 different opponents in professional bouts. On 42 different occasions, from Mississippi to Idaho, he's had his hand raised high. Nine major world titles have been strapped around his waist, and his list of victims reads like a list of future boxing Hall of Famers—Corrales, Castillo, Gatti, De La Hoya, Marquez and Mosley.

Saturday night in Las Vegas, at the MGM Grand—where he's competed on eight occasions—Mayweather will look to add Miguel Cotto to that list. But it's far from a done deal. Mayweather may have never been beaten—but he's not unbeatable.

Past opponents have laid the groundwork for how to beat him. There is a game plan that, if executed perfectly, can lead an opponent to victory. I'm not saying Miguel Cotto is going to beat Floyd Mayweather. But if he does, this will be how.

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