"Only thing he can learn from the Cotto fight is how to lose," stated undefeated welterweight and jr. middleweight champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather, who held a conference call earlier today to discuss his highly-anticipated September 14 showdown with undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. According to Canelo, he's been able to learn several things after studying film of Miguel Cotto's performance against the pound-for-pound king, suggesting that the former jr. middleweight champion had a lot of success at penetrating Mayweather's defense. As far as Mayweather is concerned, however, Canelo is simply wasting his time wasting his time.
"If that's what he want to do. If he want to learn how to lose, he can go look at the Cotto fight," Mayweather continued. Indeed, with scores of 118-110 and 117-111 twice, Mayweather won a wide unanimous decision victory over Cotto. That being said, it was a spirited effort from Cotto, who was seemingly able to land more punches on Mayweather than previous opponents. Of course, that was before Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., returned to the corner as head trainer. In their first fight together since the reunion, Mayweather looked extremely sharp and virtually untouchable during his dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero. That was just 4 months ago. It will be interesting to see if the things that Canelo learned from the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight will help or hinder his performance come September 14.
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