Floyd made to work

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather ran his perfect record to 46-0 with a 12-round majority decision over Marcos Maidana in a welterweight world title unification bout yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The 37-year-old American retained his World Boxing Council world title and took Maidana's World Boxing Association belt, winning the fight on two of the three judges' scorecards, with the third scoring it a draw.

"It was a tough competitive fight," Mayweather said.

"I stayed in there. I wanted to stand and fight. I could have made this fight easy but it would have been boring."

- AFP.