2012-05-05 Floyd Mayweather Jr w pts 12 Miguel Cotto, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA

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2012-05-05 Floyd Mayweather Jr w pts 12 Miguel Cotto, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – WBA. Referee: Tony Weeks. Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 118-111.

On 2 June, Austin Trout successfully defended his WBA ‘second tier’ title when outpointing Delvin Rodriguez over 12 rounds at the Home Depot Centre, Carson, California. Trout made a further successful defence of the ‘second tier’ title on 1 December when outpointing Cotto over 12 rounds at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York.

The vacant WBA ‘interim’ title was decided when Erislandy Lara stopped Alfredo Angelo in the tenth round of their contest at the Home Depot Centre, Carson, California on 8 June 2013.