SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2012 — Saturday night, May 5 is the night for the biggest boxing event of 2012 so far when Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto face off for the junior middleweight championship on Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada.
Floyd Mayweather has been able to back up the talk with an undefeated career record of 42-0, with 26 knockouts. Although there are those who don’t respect the man, respect the man’s record.
What Manny Pacquiao is to the Philippines, Miguel Cotto is to the people of Puerto Rico worldwide: a celebrity, a star, an admired athlete, a beloved hero. Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) has the chance to defeat Mayweather for the first loss of an impressive career on Saturday night, making him an instant boxing legend. But the odds are against him.
Both fighters will be well-conditioned by the time the bell rings. Skills are there on both sides. Perhaps it will come down to sheer will. Who wants it more? Who is more motivated? Who has the focus and desire? This is the alchemy, the magic about boxing that fans love, the reason that this bout on May 5 and all great bouts are so highly anticipated.
This fight airs on HBO pay-per-view starting at 9 p.m. Eastern and 6 p.m. Pacific with several undercard fights, including rising Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Sugar “Shane” Mosley prior to the main event.
We’re planning a Communities “Ring Kings” Super Cinco boxing party and live chat online, covering the fight for you right here on Communities at Washington Times. Ringside Seat columnist Gayle Falkenthal will host a live chat starting at 10:15 Eastern Time/7:15 Pacific Time. She will cover the Canelo Alvarez vs. Shane Mosley undercard which is also sure to be exciting. Then get ready when Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto square off in Las Vegas.
Be sure your margaritas are refreshed and you’re in your seat on time. Arriba!
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