Floyd Mayweather admitted Isaac Cruz won some rounds against Gervonta Davis.

Yet even Cruz knows, according to Mayweather, that he didn’t do enough to upset the unbeaten Baltimore native two weeks ago at Staples Center. The aggressive, rugged Cruz gave Davis the most difficult fight of his eight-year pro career, but Davis (26-0, 24 KOs) won their 12-round fight for the Davis’ WBA world lightweight title by unanimous decision.

“We all know Tank boxed circles around that guy,” Mayweather said. “Was the guy very aggressive? Did he land some big shots? It’s all about an exciting fight. He did that, but he clearly got beat. He know he didn’t win. You know, and me just being in the fight game … they don’t wanna see Tank win because they feel like it’s beatin’ me, because I dominated the fight game for so long. These same writers out here, they’ll praise Canelo.”

The 44-year-old Mayweather, a five-division champion who retired undefeated (50-0, 27 KOs) and wealthier than any boxer in the history of the sport, continually criticized the media before and after Davis’ victory for not giving the 27-year-old knockout artist appropriate credit for his accomplishments.

Nevertheless, BoxingScene.com unofficially scored the heavily favored Davis a 116-112 winner over Cruz. Judges Carla Caiz (115-113), Max De Luca (115-113) and Zachary Young (116-112) all scored their fight for Davis as well.

CompuBox credited Cruz (22-2-1, 15 KOs) for making this Showtime Pay-Per-View main event very competitive as well.

CompuBox counted only 12 more punches overall for Davis than Cruz (133-of-462 to 121-of-553). According to CompuBox, Davis landed one more power punch (113-of-285 to 112-of-425) and 11 more jabs (20-of-177 to 9-of-128).

Those numbers notwithstanding, Mayweather believes his company’s franchise fighter decisively defeated the determined Mexico City native.

“He know he didn’t win – know he didn’t win at all,” Mayweather said. “And if Tank really woulda lost the fight, I woulda said he lost. And, of course, we in, it’s California. This is Mexico. So, I mean, he’s fighting, I mean, if you don’t fight in Mexico, this is the closest place. Texas and California is like fighting in Mexico, basically. But Cruz is a tough competitor. Very, very tough competitor. Tank did exactly what I asked him to do – turn him, turn him, box him, turn him, make him miss, make him pay. That’s what he did.”

Both Davis and Cruz displayed reliable chins during their back-and-forth fight. Cruz became the first fighter to take Davis 12 rounds and ended his 16-fight knockout streak.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.