Last night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, Floyd Mayweather racked up another big win as the welterweight turned back the aspirations of fellow mult-weight champion Shane Mosley over the course of twelve rounds.
The contest peaked early as Mosley struck paydirt with big right hands in the second round which had Mayweather in definite trouble but the 38 year old was unable to finish the job, and that inability cost him the fight.
Once Mayweather regained his composure he also achieved the measure of Mosley's timing and was never again in trouble over the remainder of the contest.
Mosley did himself no favors by throwing strategy out the window and simply looking for the one big punch that would once again pitch his rival into deep waters.
Mayweather began to exert more control of the bout as the rounds wore on and at points in the second half of the contest was landing at will against his fellow combatant, who simply didn't have the energy to pin down the younger man.
The final frame didn't provide any fireworks as Mayweather emerged as the winner on points by wide margins of 119-109, 119-109 and 118-110.
Mayweather improves to 41-0 (25) while Mosley, who was simply too far past his prime years, drops to 46-6 (39).
The undercard saw Mexican welterweight sensation Saul Alvarez, 32-0-1 (24), stop former lightweight world title challenger Jose Miguel Cotto, 31-2-1 (23), at 2:51 of the ninth round.
Ex-WBO super bantam champ Daniel Ponce De Leon, 39-2 (32), defended his WBO Latino featherweight belt by winning a difficult scrap with Cornelius Lock, 19-5-1 (12), by scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94.
Super feather prospect Eloy Perez, 17-0-2 (4), also had a tough time, beating Gilberto Sanchez Leon, 21-7-2 (7), by a 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95 majority decision for the NABO belt.