Mayweather vs Cotto: Floyd Gets His License, Fight Is 100% Official

Floyd Mayweather Jr has been granted his license, and his fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 is officially on. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Jr has been granted a conditional, one-fight license for his May 5 bout against Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after a fairly easy hearing today in Nevada, during which Mayweather announced Cotto as his intended opponent. That fight is now 100% good to go.

The NSAC voted 5-0 to grant Mayweather the conditional license.

Maywaether (42-0, 26 KO) and Cotto (37-2, 30 KO) will fight at the 154-pound limit, it has been reported. This all came about after Manny Pacquiao named Cotto his No. 1 choice for a June 9 fight, followed by reports that the fight was set, and then Cotto saying he wouldn't go to 147 again. Pacquiao says he won't fight over 147, and any talks crumbled there.

Mayweather stepped in and offered to go to 154, and here we are today.

Mayweather made his case today in front of the commission, but it was a foregone conclusion. The commission has stated that Mayweather must continue his community service and counseling, and that he cannot again defer his jail date, and must report on June 1.

Thank you to Ryan Maquiñana and Kevin Iole for their reports from the hearing.

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