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Mayweather vs Cotto fight odds

Floyd Mayweather puts his unbeaten record on the line against Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on Saturday night and for once “Money” Mayweather has not been trash-talking his opponent saving his expletives for the latest allegations of drug-taking by Manny Pacquiao as the latter prepares for his fight with Timothy Bradley next month.

Cotto has met with defeat twice in 39 fights and gained 30 of his 37 wins inside the distance; he has avenged one of those defeats against Antonio Margarito but one could argue that the one occasion he has fought at the very top table against Pacquaio in 2009 he came up short being stopped in the 12th Round of a one-sided contest and having hit the canvass in both rounds three and four.

That said Cotto holds decisions against Zab Judah and Shane Mosley and one could argue his odds of 4/1 at betvictor.com are slightly disrespectful until you remember who the Puerto Rican is fighting is fighting.

Mayweather is 1/6 at BetVictor to win his 43rd professional fight, 8/11 to win on points and 7/4 to win by a Knock Out, TKO or disqualification. The draw is 28/1 with Cotto to win at the hands of the judges at 12/1 and by a KO, TKO or disqualification 13/2.

Both fighters have spent more than a decade at the top of their profession; Mayweather is the most naturally gifted boxer on the planet, but there was a new found confidence with Cotto against Margarito last time which many put down to the presence of Cuban team coach Pedro Diaz in his corner replacing Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward.

Cotto knows that history will currently say he was a very good champion; if he becomes the first man to defeat “Money” Mayweather since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta he will be remembered as a great Champion.

Pacquaio v Mayweather is potentially for another day; make no mistake Miguel Cotto is not stepping into the ring just to pick up his $8million. The Puerto Rican is there to win.

Serafim Todorov was the little known Bulgarian who beat Mayweather in Atlanta in ’96; the odds suggest Cotto has a mountain to climb. I’m not convinced he isn’t capable of scaling the peak.

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