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So begins our marathon coverage of one of the biggest fights of 2012, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto on May 5 on HBO pay-per-view. Now: the stakes of Mayweather-Cotto. Next: The undercard, previewed.Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto prowls, like the green-screened lions of its omnipresent commercials, somewhere in the nether zone between respectable and tawdry, noble and a sham.It's a fight between arguably the best fighter in the world and another inhabitant of the top 10. It's a fight between two of the best fighters of the last decade. It's a fight between two of the three biggest pay-per-view attractions in the United States. That's more than enough to make for a mega-event. But it's about five to seven years later than when it would've been perfect, and it's still not Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, the standard against which any fight involving Mayweather or Pacquiao is judged.It is in some of those attributes that we find what is a...
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