Mayweather vs Cotto Highlights: Money May Continues to Get Better with Age
Father Time is the latest victim of the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. At 35, he has reached the point in his career at which age should have caused a noticeable erosion of his skills.
However, the boxer proved he is better than ever while earning a convincing and impressive unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
Cotto certainly proved to be a worthy adversary for Mayweather. He fought with tremendous skill and heart while giving Money his toughest test as a professional fighter.
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Cotto landed a few big blows and even managed to cause Money to leak a little blood from his nose. This was much more a testament to Cotto's skill as a boxer than it was Money's slipping due to his advancing age.
And through it all, Money landed numerous big shots—shots that would have sent a lesser opponent to the mat.
Take a look at the first round of their fight.
Mayweather came out aggressive. He wanted to take the action to Cotto, and he was much more assertive than he was in his last bout, vs. Victor Ortiz.
Money didn't do a lot of damage, as Cotto defended well, but look at his footwork and hand speed. It is as good as it gets in the sport.
Still, this was the first round. You expect a fighter to look fresh in the opening round.
Now let's jump ahead to Round 6.
This was arguably Cotto's best round. Money was out-boxed for most of this round and spent a lot of time on the ropes.
And while Cotto landed some nice shots, it is clear from the footage that Money's amazing defense is still the best in the sport.
He severely limited the amount of damage Cotto could do and thus weathered this storm.
And that all makes the later rounds even more impressive. Floyd did not wear down at all, and he regained full control of the bout as it progressed.
The best display of this came in Round 11.
Floyd came out of his corner bouncing around like it was Round 1. You could almost see Miguel Cotto shrink as Money displayed his energy.
Floyd dominated this round and in the process essentially ended any doubt as to who would win the fight.
You'd expect an older fighter to suffer as a fight entered the later rounds, but not Mayweather. He faced his toughest opponent, and here he was at the end of the fight showing unparalleled quickness.
At some point, Money will inevitably be slowed by age, but it doesn't appear to be anytime soon.
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