Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s (43-0, 26 KOs) thrilling decision victory over Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) Saturday night was witnessed by many, but not seen by all. Thankfully for those of us too cheap to shell out $60 for 12 rounds of world-class boxing, HBO will replay the fight in its entirety this coming weekend.
The HBO replay will include the Saul Alvarez vs. Shane Mosley undercard fight, which the younger Alvarez took via decision, not surprisingly though, considering that Mosley is nearly twice his age.
Read on to see where and when you can catch the replay, as well as what to watch for the second time around.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Start Time: 10:15 p.m. ET
What to Watch for During the Replay
Definitely be sure to watch all 12 rounds as this fight has already garnered plenty of praise around the boxing community for how well-prepared both fighters looked, and how much each wanted to win.
CompuBox showed that Mayweather landed more punches than Cotto, edging him 179-105, according to The Washington Times. Still though, Cotto believed he had won the fight despite demonstrating a few of his weaker moments in the critical 12th round. Here is Cotto's tweet following the bout Saturday night:
I feel great. Just resting In my SkyLoft with my family. Nothing to be down about. I respect the judges dec. but I completely disagree.
— Miguel A. Cotto (@RealMiguelCotto) May 6, 2012
Cotto can disagree all he wants, but Mayweather clearly out-boxed him. Mayweather took back control in the last three rounds of the fight after spending some time forced into the corner in Round 8, which brought the Cotto supporters to their feet and infused the 31-year-old Puerto Rican boxer with some energy and confidence.
What was on Mayweather's mind shortly after the fight? You guessed it, money. Here's his early Saturday morning tweet following his 43rd consecutive victory inside the ring:
Everyone who bought PPV, who came out to Vegas and #TheMoneyTeam -- Thank you.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 6, 2012
Mayweather's win did not come without consequence, however. In Round 6, Cotto landed a sharp jab right on Mayweather's nose, which drew blood and proved that Pretty Boy Floyd can be damaged.
The fight certainly lived up to the hype in the end, as it went the distance and the result was void of any potential controversy surrounding a bout of this magnitude.
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