I snapped this photo of Floyd's face at the post fight conference
At the post-fight conference, I snapped this photo of Floyd's face up close. Legend has it that one of reasons why Floyd went by the name "Pretty Boy" Floyd was because he would never get his face bruised or cut during fights.
Floyd's defense and skills and God-given talent are just on a different level, but Saturday, against Cotto, for whatever reason, he was bleeding for the first time. Blood was falling from his nose, and as you can see, his face is marked with red marks and bruises.
What does this mean? Was Cotto really that good, or is Floyd finally starting to descend from the superior master boxer from a different level onto a really good fighter who is no longer as fast and sharp as he once was?
Floyd explained to the media that he said he decided to give the fans their money worth for once, and not just outbox Cotto but to stand toe-to-toe and trade with him to provide a more exciting fight.
Other journalists feel Floyd no longer has the legs to move out of harms way, so he has adapted a more walk-down approach to fighting.
One journalist even told me he feels Pacquiao can now beat Floyd based on how he fought Cotto that night. I then said but which Pacquiao are you talking about. We haven't seen the same Manny in his last few fights?
Floyd went on to blame Bob Arum for the Pacquiao fight not happening and feels it won't happen because Arum won't allow it.
Overall, Floyd was a more humble man at the post-fight conference. He knows what he must face June 1st with his prison sentence, and I think Floyd has had a bit of a changed heart recently as we even saw him in his words be the bigger man and patch things up with Larry Merchant at the weigh-in.
Floyd told us several times that this might be his final fight, and for once, looking into his eyes, it looked like he might have meant it?
But the rumors circulating in the press conference room that night was it will be Canelo vs Mayweather for the next big Mexican holiday in September.
King J is Bleacher Report's Boxing Community Leader and a Featured Columnist.
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