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Bloodied Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins

Updated: May 6, 2012, 10:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally found himself in a real fight, complete with a bloody nose and an opponent in Miguel Cotto who never was going to quit.

As usual, he found a way to win.

Mayweather used his speed and accuracy Saturday night to take a unanimous decision over a game Cotto in a bruising bout to win a piece of the 154-pound title. But it wasn't easy, as Cotto landed some hard punches and kept attacking all the way to the final bell.

"You're a hell of a champion," ...

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