Miguel Cotto put in a spirited effort against Floyd Mayweather, forcing the undefeated Mayweather to actually step up and brawl at times rather than coast on his pure athletic gifts. It was a refreshing moment where a major boxing pay-per-view delivered action without controversy.
We explained how the fight went briefly in the immediate moments after the 117-111, 118-110 and 117-111 scorecards were read:
Cotto was able to trap Floyd against the ropes much of the fight and dig to the body, and eventually that opened up hard shots to the head that did draw blood from the nose of "Money." But in the end, it was Mayweather's ability to get his hard right hands, uppercuts and jabs in with enough regularity to take most of the fight.
Here is video of the highlights of the bout: