Mayweather Beats Cotto in Drag Out

    US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr gestures while hoisted on shoulder following his fight against Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (not pictured) on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, during their Super Welterweight Championship fight. Mayweather Jr. defeated Cotto on a unanimous decision in the 12-roud bout. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    In one of the toughest bouts of his career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Miguel Cotto Saturday night in Las Vegas. “You’re a hell of a champion,” the victorious pugilist told Cotto after the match. “You’re the toughest guy I ever fought.” Mayweather, who was guaranteed a record $32 million minimum pot for the fight, will report to a county jail in a few weeks to serve a three-month domestic-abuse sentence. “He’s a tough competitor,” Mayweather told reporters of the Puerto Rican Cotto, who stuck with Mayweather through 12 rounds. “He came to fight, he didn’t just come to survive. I dug down and fought him back.”

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