Last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. won a world title in his fifth weight class and improved his career record to 43(26)-0 with a hard fought unanimous decision against fellow boxing superstar Miguel Cotto. It was Mayweather's most exciting and competitive fight in years.
The pound-for-pound king's nose was bloodied, and he showed fatigue in the late rounds, even as he managed to connect with one of his best punches of the fight in the final round, buckling Cotto with an uppercut.
This was a great fight, with Cotto turning in a smart, gutsy performance in defeat. While it solidifies Mayweather's status as an all-time great, it also provides new fuel to the fire for fans still holding out for an eventual super fight showdown between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.