Floyd Mayweather Jr. had his nasal area bloodied almost through the combat, but managed his poise to stay unbeaten and declare the WBA younger middleweight name from Miguel Cotto.
Mayweather won by single choice on Sunday evening.
The 35-year-old (43-0, 26 KOs) was examined beginning and often by Cotto (37-3, 32 KOs), but the five-division champ began to take away in the later units.
Two most all judges obtained the combat 117-111 and the third assess provided it 118-110.
After the judges' choice, sold-out packed areas of people booed Mayweather at the MGM Huge in Las Nevada.
"When you combat on pay-per-view, you have to provide the lovers what they want, and that's pleasure," Mayweather said.
Cotto, 31, provided Mayweather all he could manage, marking his competition with photos to the go most of the evening. But Mayweather was more precise with his blows.
In the end, Cotto gained the regard of his adversary.
"You're a terrible of a champ," Mayweather said. "You're the hardest guy I ever conducted."
After the combat, Mayweather was requested about the chance of experiencing Manny Pacquiao -- something punching lovers have desired for decades.
"If you're the best, take the analyze," Mayweather said, mentioning his insistence that Pacquaio publish to Olympic-style medication examining and has provided as a hurdle to creating the combat occur. Pacquiao has said he would accept such examining.
Regardless, Mayweather's next combat will have to delay. On May 1, he begins a three-month prison phrase for misdemeanor home assault and following costs including a former sweetheart.
Mayweather will create a assured $32 thousand, which is a condition history, according to the The condition of nevada Fitness Commission payment. Cotto will create $8 thousand -- the biggest bag of his profession.