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Old 01-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #2854
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Default Re: the what fights did you watch today\scorecard thread.

Just watched Cotto-Mayweather for the first time...

116-112 Mayweather

Mayweather: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cotto: 2, 3, 6, 8

Great, great fight. Mayweather won the first with his jab but I felt Cotto took rounds 2 and 3 with his own jab and the fact that he was blocking and parrying many of Floyd's punches. The next two rounds Floyd took with that looping right hand but Cotto was still applying intelligent pressure and his left hook was landing. Cotto took the 6th with a brilliant and consistent jab but wasted a ton of movement for no reason. Floyd nailed the 7th by planting his feet and comitting to his punches. The 8th was a big round for Cotto; he had very good work inside, occasionally tagging Floyd's chin, and improvising his left hook when needed. He drilled the body and landed some great punchers. Floyd swept the last four though with his usual adjustments. Cotto was pumping the jab in the 9th but Floyd took it by starting that left uppercut from the inside and outside; he was awesome at tying up cotto but throwing short punches inside (only ward does this better). The 10th and 11th were quiet but Floyd won simply by landing the cleaner, more accurate punches. Cotto still made him work but he was clearly losing rounds now. The 12th was a big, big Floyd round. Cotto trying to bully until Floyd landed combo, after combo and of course, that big left uppercut.

Overall, a clear Floyd win but his hardest fight in years and possibly Cotto's best fight in years considering the opponent.
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