Cotto-Mosley: Round-by-round

Originally Published: November 10, 2007
ESPN.com

A round-by-round account of the welterweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Shane Mosley from Madison Square Garden in New York City:

Dan Rafael's Unofficial scorecard
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
Cotto
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
115
Mosley
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
113








Kieran Mulvaney's punch-by-punch
Round 1

Mosley jabs, attacks to body of Cotto at start. Mosley circling, bouncing, Cotto stalking wth guard high. Jabs from Cotto, falls short with a right hand. Right hand lands for Cotto, and another, and a hook. The two exchange left hands. Cotto lands uppercut inside along the ropes.
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Cotto, 10-9

Round 2

Both men searching with jabs as they feel each other out. A stiff jab lands from Cotto.The fight has yet to explode as both men show respect. Mosley lands a big right to the head and a beautful short right to the chin. Cotto responds wth a flurry, Mosley backs hm to the ropes, Cotto fights back and NOW the fight has started.
Dan Rafael scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Mosley, 10-9

Round 3

Stiff jab from Cotto, who despite his reputatun has thrown little to the body so far. Big right hand from Mosley, and another, and then a right to the body. Short uppercut inside from Mosley. Mosley misses with a huge left. Nce counter left hook from Cotto as Mosley swings for the fences and they exchange agan at the bell.
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Cotto, 10-9

Round 4

Short uppercut inside from Mosley. Two good lefts from Cotto. Short left is followed by a stiff right from Cotto, but Mosley responds wth big right hand. A left/right/left from Cotto, and the last punch lands well. Another left and a nother hook. The left hand from Cotto is suddenly finding its mark.
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Cotto, 10-9

Round 5

More mauling and clinching in this round, as Mosley starts to look a little weary. Cotto unleashes his left to the body and Mosley clinches again. Hook lands from Cotto and Mosley responds with a flurry. An overhand right from Mosley is met by a heavy three-punch combination from Cotto. The two exchange in the corner at the bell.
Dan Rafael scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Cotto, 10-9

Round 6

Stiff jabs land from Cotto, and a left hook. Mosley's punches are flashier, Cotto's heavier. A short lead right from Cotto lands well, and another. Mosley is moving and circling, but seemingly more reluctant to engage.
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Cotto, 10-9

Round 7

Overhand right from Mosley moves Cotto sideways a little. Cotto now controls ring center as Mosley circles him. A right from nowhere from Mosley lands, but Cotto responds with right of hs own. Cotto drives Mosley to ropes, but Mosley ties hm up and then tries to fight him off. Better round for Mosley, who is trying to stay out of trouble.
Dan Rafael scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Mosley, 10-9

Round 8

Cotto turns southpaw briefly, and lands a solid left hand. Mosley lands a right and Cotto responds with a hook. Cotto lands a hook, falls short wth a right hand, but then lands a nice overhand right. Mosley seems to have the bounce in his legs back a little.
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Cotto, 10-9

Round 9

Nice short lefts inside from Cotto. Cotto lands a left inside, but Mosley responds with a right to the body. Mosley lands a right to the jaw, and another. A good left from Mosley. Mosley backs Cotto to the ropes, lands a right and then a hook that staggers Cotto. Major momentum shift!!
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Mosley, 10-9

Round 10

Mosley comes out attacking, and he has Cotto hurt. He's going for it now, as Cotto backs to the ropes. Now Mosley controls the ring. A short uppercut lands inside from Mosley, but Cotto comes back as the two brawl inside. A hook from Cotto, and another, as the momentum maybe shifts back.
Dan Rafael scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Mosley, 10-9

Round 11

Thumping lefts to the body from Mosley. Cotto responds with lefts and the two lace each other with heavy punches to the body in close. A left to the jaw from Cotto, and a right as Mosley laces him with body shots. Two big lefts from Cotto may steal the round. This is a real fight.
Dan Rafael scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Cotto, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Mosley, 10-9

Round 12

Mosley slips on water in the corner and goes down. A left lands from Mosley, and another. Good right hand from Cotto. A clash of heads and Mosley winces in pain. Close round so far. A short right hand from Mosley lands clean.
Dan Rafael scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Kieran Mulvaney scores it: Mosley, 10-9
Darius Ortiz scores it: Mosley, 10-9

Miguel Cotto has defeated Shane Mosley by unanimous decision: 115-113 (twice), 116-113.

Dan Rafael covers boxing for ESPN.com
Kieran Mulvaney is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. He covers boxing for ESPN.com and Reuters.
Darius Ortiz is the boxing editor for ESPN.com.

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