Mayweather vs Cotto 2012: Big Victory Should Ease Money's Mind Heading into Jail

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds up his arm before taking on Miguel Cotto during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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There is no doubt Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is relieved to have beaten Miguel Cotto this past weekend, simply because he probably would have gone insane if he suffered his first loss right before his impending jail sentence. 

It's no secret that Pretty Boy Floyd boasts about his undefeated record and claims to be the greatest. However, his world would have come crashing down if he lost to Cotto on May 5. 

According to the Detroit Free Press, on June 1, Mayweather will begin an 87-day jail sentence for misdemeanor domestic violence. 

He'll have plenty of time to reflect on why he is in jail, but had he been defeated, that would be the only thing weighing on his mind. 

Mayweather told the paper that he will get through June 1. 

June 1 is just an obstacle that's in my way. When I go away, the only thing it can do is make me stronger as a person. And say to myself, 'Next time you're faced with that situation, approach it in a different way.

This quote might be entirely different if Cotto had beaten Mayweather. 

Some boxing fans will hope all he thinks about is Manny Pacquiao, but the two of them fighting against each other doesn't appear it will ever happen. 

Considering the fact he was supposed to have already served his jail time but pushed it back to the summer so he could fight, there's no telling if Mayweather will truly spend time on trying to be a better person. 

Domestic violence is a serious issue, but clearly, Money Mayweather's biggest concern centers around boxing. 

If that wasn't the case, he would have done his time when first instructed to do so, but alas, he did not. 

Hopefully, he does sit back and ponder on his wrongdoings while he's in jail. Since Mayweather did beat Cotto, the chances of that happening are good. Of course, there's no way of actually knowing this, but we can all only hope for the best. 

With a 43-0 record, Mayweather can stay upbeat and get through his jail sentence, but there's no denying a loss would have been devastating blow right before he serves time for his poor actions. 



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