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Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s greatest fights, No. 2: Miguel Cotto
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s greatest fights, No. 2: Miguel Cotto

When Miguel Cotto’s name was mentioned to one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s leading advisors a few years before the pair fought in 2012, the man wondered, “Who?” That was the type of stunning, outsize ego that surrounded and rubbed off on the unbeaten fighter, whose 2007 record-breaking pay-per-view victory over Oscar De La Hoya further inflated his self-importance. Miguel Cotto didn’t beat Mayweather in May 2012, but he brought him down a peg or two. The stoic Puerto Rican was finally given that fight after Mayweather had to fend off calls of throwing a sucker punch in September 2011, a fight-ending right hand to Victor Ortiz’s face just after an...

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