Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather Had Left Hand Injury, Fought Cotto at 147

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - According to Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs), he may have weighed 151-pounds at Friday's weigh-in, but when he came to ring on Saturday night for his scheduled fight with WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) - he only weighed 147-pounds. And despite the weight loss, Mayweather won a twelve round unanimous decision in a toe-to-toe war to capture Cotto's title.

Mayweather revealed that he suffered an injury to his left hand during training camp and rather than withdraw from the Cotto fight, he moved forward and continued to train at full force but he also took precautions.

"Training camp was tremendous, I was just mad that I couldn't box the last week because I was kind of sick and my hand was hurting. The last week my hand was hurting bad. I was letting my hand heal, I was icing my hand for the last week every day. Things happen like that in the sport. I sucked it up and went out there and did what I had to do," Mayweather said.

"I probably got it from sparring, hitting these guys. Even with it hurting, I still boxed with it. Even with it hurt I said I don't care, that's a part of my job. I'm here to impress everyone. You can't cry or complain or nothing like that. You just suck it up like a true champion and go out there and be a warrior."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 05-08-2012

Floyd was 151 on Friday , and on Saturday 147 if true this is good for Floyd because he going to make Martinez come in at 150 the night of the fight not the Friday before the fight..

Comment by RichCCFC on 05-07-2012

*****s "Pacquiao makes up cramp excuse for bad performance" Floyd Mayweather - I had a hurt left hand and a cold *****s "See, look how good Floyd is!"

Comment by hillbilly on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=Spacey1991;12086463]I thought the judges scorecards were right, and think anyone who's claiming Cotto dominated Floyd and deserved a win or draw need to go see an optician. He won 3 rounds at the most in my eyes. About the injury,…

Comment by ronnie_N. on 05-07-2012

there is no way in hell that floyd will accept a loss in his career... he might commit suicide if he losses.. he dominated cotto, and he got punched in the face, so what?... cotto is no push over anyways...…

Comment by Mirage MGM on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=JibbaJabber;12091381]you hatin cause you mad.. or you mad cause you hatin?[/QUOTE] Just stating the obvious to blind followers who can't see the truth lol.. And just replying to those who can see the BS that keeps on coming. That's all…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (192)
Top Headlines WBO Contacts British Board Over Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal Frank Warren: Can Fury Return Stronger if He Beats His Demons? Photos: Manny Pacquiao Training Hard For Jessie Vargas Clash Golovkin's Coach: Options Lacking at 168, No Reason To Move Up Cleverly Hungry To Relive The Dream of Being World Champion Parker Stops Dimitrenko In Three, Retains Mandatory Slot Frank Warren: Show in Cardiff Keeps Getting Bigger and Better Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson Split on Braehmer-Cleverly Outcome Anthony Mundine Seriously Considering a Future in Politics Joseph Parker Aims To Make a Big Statement With Dimitrenko Braehmer-Cleverly: Five Years Later, Yet Right On Time Peter Quillin Starts Rebuilding Career - With Virgil Hunter! Mikkel Kessler Expects Big Things From His Protege Khattab Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson' Erik Ruiz Shocks Hanzel Martinez, John Vera Blasts Out Zizic Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement