Sunday, 6 May 2012

43-0 Mayweather Wins Again...

Miguel Cotto vs Floyd Mayweather Jnr - WBA Light Middleweight Title


Floyd Mayweather won this boxing match but both fighters have came out of this fight with immense credit as finally the fans had a big fight that was a GOOD fight. I have to say that i was surprised how close i scored this 115-113 Mayweather as i felt that Miguel was too slow to really get near Floyd and do any damage...How wrong was I ??.  Maybe Cotto has got better or maybe Floyd is beginning to fade?? what isn't a maybe was how easy Cotto got near the "Pretty Boy" and was able to let his shots go.

From rounds 1-4 i thought Floyd looked as good as ever , amazing defence , smart counters , great jab and so hard to hit on the inside. I had Mayweather 3-1 up at this point but Cotto was allowed to come back into the fight with smart pressure (please see the Mayweather vs Castillio 1 ) fight to see what i mean. On the HBO broadcast the fans actually cheered as between rounds the cameras showed Floyd bloody faced. After 6 i had the fight even. Mayweather was slowing down and letting Cotto bully him to the ropes , what made some of these rounds hard to score was that Mayweather again was excellent stealing shots on the inside as Cotto banged away...what did you like..the flurry's and the landing of more shots or the harder single body shots of the champion??.

After 9 i had Cotto ahead , i had scored on the pressure he was putting on Mayweather. Mayweather being the legend that he is never panicked as he began to come off the ropes and land those long pot shots. With 2 rounds left i had the fight even 95-95 BUT it was only in the last 30 seconds of round 11 that i made up mind that Floyd had won this round. It was a very even round , one i thought of giving a EVEN round but Mayweather being the great finisher landed 2 decent combinations. In a fight this close....that's what won Floyd the round...on my card any way.

The last round basically put a rubber stamp on this very good fight. Both came out trying to gain the advantage , first Cotto tried to push Mayweather to the ropes although this time Mayweather who was a little fresher was able to spin away and land his jab. The biggest punch of the fight was landed half way through the round when Mayweather caught the champion with a perfect right uppercut , surprisingly Mayweather never went for the kill maybe knowing that the round and the fight was just about secure.

The fans and the press in the articles etc i have read really enjoyed this fight ,  i think because they didn't expect it to be as competitive. I have collected over 200 fightscores from the fan forums , press etc and I'm quite surprised how some people saw the fight. The press seemed to score quite wide for Mayweather where the fans though the fight was close although scores of 115-113 , 116-112 and 117-111 were the ones that cropped up most.

Below is my scorecard along with all the scores i collected.

Fightscorecollectors Scorecard

Round 1.... 10-9 Mayweather
Round 2.... 10-9 Mayweather
Round 3.... 9-10 Cotto
Round 4.... 10-9 Mayweather
Round 5.... 9-10 Cotto
Round 6.... 9-10 Cotto
Round 7.... 10-9 Mayweather
Round 8.... 9-10 Cotto
Round 9.... 9-10 Cotto
Round 10.. 10-9 Mayweather
Round 11.. 10-9 Mayweather
Round 12.. 10-9 Mayweather

TOTAL: 115-113 Floyd Mayweather

Judges Scores : Robert Hoyle...... 118-110 Mayweather
                         Patricia Jarman...  117-111 Mayweather
                         Dave Moretti....... 117-111 Mayweather

FLOYD MAYWEATHER WINS BY UNANAMOUS DECISION


Boxing Press , Boxing Sites and Fan Forums Scores

Paddy Cronan -  (Onthegrindboxin radio) - 117-111 Mayweather
Suge Green - (Onthegrindboxingradio) - 114-114 Draw

Steve Kim - (Maxboxing.com) - 116-112 Mayweather

Steve Lillis - (Boxnation) - 116-112 Mayweather

Dougie Fischer - (Ring Magazine) - 116-112 Mayweather

Dan Rafael - (ESPN) - 116-112 Mayweather

John Chavez - (Boxingtruth radio) - 115-113 Mayweather

Kevin Iole - (Yahoo.com) - 115-113 Mayweather

Proboxing-fans.com Jake  - 115-113 Mayweather

Boxingsocialist.com - 117-111 Mayweather

JakeNDAbox - (Boxingscene) - 117-111 Mayweather

David Coldwell - (Promoter) - 116-112 Mayweather

Eric Raskin (Press) - 118-110 Mayweather

Associated Press - 116-112 Mayweather

Mike Sloan - (Secondsout.com) - 116-112 Mayweather

ESPN.com - 116-112 Mayweather

Kevin Mitchell - (Guardian Uk newspaper) - 116-113 Mayweather

Tim Smith - (New York Dail News) - 117-111 Mayweather

Denzil Stone - (Onthbeak.com) - 118-110 Mayweather

Ben Thompson - (Fighthype.com) - 118-110 Mayweather

Robert Morales- (Long Beach Press Telegram) - 117-111 Mayweather

John J Raspanti - (Doghouseboxing.com) - 117-111 Mayweather

The Sweet Science.com - 117-111 Mayweather

S.I.com - (Bryan Graham) - 116-112 Mayweather

Harold Lederman - (HBO) - 117-111 Mayweather

WorldBoxingnews.net - 118-110 Mayweather

Max Kellerman - (HBO) - 116-112 Mayweather

Steve Bunce - (Boxnation) - 116-112 Mayweather

Kieran Mulvaney - (ESPN) - 116-112 Mayweather

Tom Gray - ( Secondsout.com) - 117-111 Mayweather

Saddo boxing fans - (all for Mayweather) - 115-113 x2 , 116-112 , 117-111

BoxingAsylum fans - (all for Mayweather) - 117-111 x6 , 116-112 , 115-113 , 118-110
                                                                   ( **115-113 Cotto**)

Livefight fans - (all for Mayweather) - 117-111 x2 , 118-111 x2 , 118-11- x2 , 118-112 , 116-112

Fighthype fans - (all for Mayweather) - 116-112 x6 , 116-110? , 117-112.....**(114-114 Draw)**

Fightjudge fans - (all for Mayweather) - 117-111 x6 , 118-110 x3 , 116-112 x3 , 115-113 x2

Doghouseboxing fans - ( all for Mayweather ) - 115-113 x4 , 116-112 x2 , 117-111 , 118-110

Ringnews24 fans - ( all for Mayweather) - 116-112 x3 , 117-111 x2 , 116-113 , 118-110 , 115-113

The sweetscience fans - (all for Mayweather) - 116-112 x2

Boxrec fans - (all for Mayweather) - 117-111 x4 , 116-112 x3 , 118-111 , 117-112 , 116-113
                                                       115-113

Eastsideboxing UK fans (all for Mayweather) - 116-112 x6 , 115-113 x5 , 117-111 x3 , 115-114 x2
                                                                        117-112 , 115-112? , 116-111?

Eastsideboxing Gen Forum - ( all for Mayweather) - 116-112 x8 , 118-110 x6 , 117-111 x5 , 119-110
                                                                                115-113 x3 , 119-109 , 118-111

                                          (for Cotto and Draw) -** 115-113** , **114-114** , **115-115**

Boxingscene fans - (all for Mayweather) - 115-113 x12 , 117-111 x11 , 116-112 x11 , 118-110 x8
                                                               118-114 , 116-113

                          (all for Cotto) - 116-114 , 118-110 , 115-113 x2 , 116-115 , 117-111



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