Cotto vs Ali Live

Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs), one of the best fighters of his generation, is potentially ending his career on his own terms Saturday night.

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican, who has won six world titles in four different weight classes over a 16-year pro career, has set up a final bout against Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) for the WBO world super welterweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Boxing fans would be wise to clear time in their schedules to see him off, although it sometimes takes multiple farewells before a fighter finally hangs the gloves up.

Cotto vs. Ali Fight Info

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City

TV: HBO, BoxNation (UK, subscription required)

Live Stream: BoxNation (UK, subscription required)

Tickets: StubHub

Cotto has fought some of the biggest names in the sport during his career, faltering against the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather but taking down others such as Shane Mosley and Sergio Martinez. A fan favorite due to his willingness to take on boxing’s best and his entertaining style, Cotto will go down as one of the more respected fighters of the past couple of decades.

CBSSports.com’s Brian Campbell called him “the most honest fighter of his generation” for taking on so many challenges throughout career and handling them with transparency:

“Cotto will be remembered for the honest effort he gave in his biggest fights and the consistency of the entertainment in which he regularly provided. A noted family man outside the ring, he was as human and real of a fighter inside it as his generation had to offer and a refreshing boxer-businessman who went a long way in making sure, along with securing big paydays for himself, that the fans still received what they wanted most.”

Ali, his opponent Saturday night, isn’t anywhere near the level of those illustrious names, and that could be why Cotto ends up un-retiring at some point.

Cotto wanted to face the winner of the Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez bout, but a draw in that blockbuster matchup scrapped those plans. The desire to cap his career with against a high-profile opponent could draw him back to the ring, even as he approaches 40 years old.

Judging by the odds, Cotto’s final bow doesn’t figure to be the kind of kinetic, competitive contest fans have grown accustomed to seeing him in. According to OddsShark.com (as of Thursday, Nov. 29), Cotto is a -1000 favorite (bet $1,000 to win $100), Ali a +600 underdog. Cotto comes into the contest having won four of his last five bouts, the lone defeat coming against Alvarez in November 2015.

UFC 218 Live

UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on December 2, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

After previously contesting two events in the Metro Detroit area (and the first since UFC 123 in November 2010), the event will be the first for the promotion at the newly-built venue.

A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Max Holloway and former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar was expected to serve as the main event However, on November 11, Edgar was forced to withdraw from the fight citing injury. He was replaced by former WEC Featherweight Champion and former two-time champion José Aldo. Aldo was scheduled to face Ricardo Lamas at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos in a rematch of his successful title defense at UFC 169 in February, 2014. Holloway and Aldo met previously at UFC 212, with the former defeating the latter to win the championship.

A flyweight bout between 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis, initially scheduled for UFC 211 before Cejudo pulled out with a hand injury, was rescheduled for this event.Subsequently, Cejudo’s availability for the event was briefly in doubt as he suffered minor burn injuries to his right foot on the evening of October 9 as he was evacuating his hotel as a result of the Tubbs Fire near Santa Rosa, California.The following day, his management team confirmed that the fight with Pettis was still on for the event.

Al Iaquinta was scheduled to face Paul Felder at the event. However, Iaquinta pulled out of the fight on October 31 citing an injury.Felder is expected to remain on the card against Charles Oliveira.

Holloway vs Aldo 2 Live

Less than six months ago Aldo lost his belt at 212 in his native Brazil, after a third round TKO defeat.

The Brazilian has been vocal ahead of this grudge match saying he may leave the fight “dead but with the belt”.

He told Combate: “You can be sure I’m going to to give my best from start to end. They’ll have to pull me out dead from there.”

When is Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway and what time does it start?

UFC 218 takes place at the Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The event will start at 11.30pm with the preliminary rounds on Sunday, December 2.

Fight night begins at 11.30pm, with the main card starting at around 3am UK time.

Where can I watch Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway?

The main card and prelims will be shown live on BT Sport 2.

You can also watch all the fights live with UFC Fight Pass, available to buy online.

First up on the main card is a women’s strawweight fight between Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson.