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Mayweather returns

Sat., May 5, 2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been doing this all his life, since he was a scrawny kid seeking solace in the gym. The ring is his comfort zone, and he’ll enter it today for the 43rd time as a pro, certain as ever that when the night is through he’ll not only be a lot richer but still unbeaten. Miguel Cotto is certain of a few things himself. Certain that he has conquered his worst fears in boxing, certain that he can be the first one to conquer Mayweather. “I don’t need anyone else giving me a chance,” Cotto said. “If I can trust in myself, I don’t need anyone else believing in me.” Not many are, especially the oddsmakers who make Mayweather (pictured) a 6-1 favorite over Cotto, a relentless puncher who has rebuilt his confidence after the beating he took from Antonio Margarito four years ago. – AP

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