Although it was not the highly anticipated bout boxing fans had been anticipating, millions were glued to their televisions to watch the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight Saturday night. The undefeated Floyd Mayweather looked to continue his 42-0 reign against the younger Miguel Cotto. While this thrilling match-up went the full twelve rounds Mayweather dominated most of the fight winning 9-out-of-ten rounds. However, this battle was by no means an easy one for Mayweather as Cotto gave the undefeated fighter great competition and even a bloody nose. After a brutal and pound-for-pound slug fest between the two great fighters, judges unanimously named Mayweather victorious, improving his record 43-0.
Mayweather also made boxing history with his $32 million dollar contract for the junior middleweight title Saturday against Cotto. The lucrative contract is now the highest to be paid in boxing history, topping the infamous Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield fight in 1997 which Tyson was guaranteed $30 million. Mayweather also earned millions in addition to this contract with his profits from pay-per-view which was expected to sell over one million units. Mayweather is not the only one making money in this bout either, Cotto earned a career high $8 million and also receive more with his profits from pay-per-view as well.