Mayweather-Cotto: Postfight analysis of Floyd's victory Mayweather-Cotto: Postfight analysis of Floyd’s victory’s David Mayo and Josh Slagter break down Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Cotto, and ponder what’s next. Watch video

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather improved to 43-0 on Saturday night, but not without a fight. Mayweather withstood perhaps his toughest test to date, outlasting Miguel Cotto in a unanimous decision victory at MGM Grand.

For anybody who missed the fight — or just wants to see this battle again — HBO will replay it next Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET along with the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez-Shane Mosley fight from the undercard.

Check out the accompanying postfight analysis from’s David Mayo, where he explains how he scored the fight, why Mayweather’s style against Cotto might be what he is going forward and who might be his next opponent.

Here are some links from around the the Web after Mayweather’s win:

• Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole says Mayweather made a statement against Cotto that he’s not only an entertainer outside the ring, he can do some damage inside as well. Iole also noted it was the first time since Mayweather’s fight against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 that you could actually tell he’s been in a fight afterward. [Yahoo!]

•’s Dan Rafael wrote “On this night, Mayweather took the test from Cotto inside the ring. He passed. Again.” Rafael scored the bout 116-112 for Mayweather. [ESPN]

•’s Bryan Armen Graham wrote Mayweather proved he was better than ever: “If Saturday’s fight is indeed the end for Mayweather, one of the most divisive figures in the sport’s rich history couldn’t have picked a braver way to go out. It was a fight anyone fortunate enough to witness will be talking about for years, the night he finally — for all his counterintuitive bluster through the years — actually gave the fans what they wanted.” []

•’s Chris Mannix scored the bout 116-112 for Mayweather, but also says the fight was closer than the scorecards indicate. Mayweather swept the final three rounds on all of the judges’ scorecards. []

• LA Times writer Lance Pugmire actually scored the bout 115-113 for Cotto. Pugmire had Cotto winning rounds 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11. You can check out his round-by-round recap for his reasoning. [LA Times]

• NY Times writer Greg Bishop writes that Mayweather seemed to draw energy from a bloody nose, a result of some direct shots from Cotto. Because of the great action in the fight, Bishop said Saturday was a night nobody seemed to mind Mayweather wasn’t fighting Manny Pacquiao. [NY Times]

• The Telegraph’s Gareth Davies wrote “This was Mayweather at his brilliant best, taking risks at times when he countered off the ropes, but showing mastery of his offensive and defensive skills.” [The Telegraph]

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