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Miguel Cotto vs Sadam Ali

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Miguel Cotto vs Sadam Ali Live

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET

Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City

TV: HBO, BoxNation (UK, subscription required)

Miguel Cotto vs Sadam Ali

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 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.

Rey Vargas vs Oscar Negrete

Rey Vargas vs Oscar Negrete

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Rey Vargas vs Oscar Negrete Live

Rey Vargas vs Oscar Negrete

A superstar enters the ring for the final time when HBO Sports presents WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: MIGUEL COTTO VS. SADAM ALI AND REY VARGAS VS. OSCAR NEGRETE on SATURDAY, DEC. 2 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Madison Square Garden in New York City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Fighting for the 24th time on HBO, ring legend and certain Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, will take on one last challenger in a 12-round junior middleweight championship showdown before hanging up his gloves after 17 years. The 37-year-old has fought nine times at the Garden before a combined crowd of 140,000 fans, registering an 8-1 record. A four-division, six-time world champion, Cotto has held titles in the super lightweight, welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight divisions.

The opening bout is a battle of undefeated boxers, as Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs) from Mexico City takes on Oscar Negrete (17-0, 7 KOs), originally of Tierra Alta, Colombia, in a scheduled 12-round super bantamweight contest. Vargas, 26, who will defend his title for the second time, was last seen on HBO in August with a dominant victory over Ronny Rios. Negrete, 30, who turned pro in 2013, has been on a fast track to a title shot and will be moving up in weight to take on Vargas.

Angel Acosta vs Juan Alejo

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Angel Acosta vs Juan Alejo Live

Angel Acosta vs Juan Alejo

Fistic fireworks will be on display in the always exciting 108-pound division as former world title challenger and knockout artist Angel “Tito” Acosta (16-1, 16 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Nuevo Leon, Mexico’s Juan “Pinky” Alejo (25-4-1, 15 KOs) will headline the non-televised undercard of Cotto vs. Ali in a 12-round fight for the Interim WBO Junior Flyweight Title at Madison Square Garden. The RingTV.com live stream of the undercard bouts will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. The stream will be followed by the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, which will begin at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Acosta only knows how to win by one way: knockout. After debuting as a professional in 2012, Acosta racked up an impressive 16 victories-all by stoppage. Through the span of almost five years, Acosta defeated the likes of Japhet “The Namibian Lion” Uutoni and Luis “Gallo” Ceja, the latter of whom he beat by tenth-round technical knockout victory to win the vacant WBO Latino Light Flyweight Title. The 27-year-old Acosta will return after the only defeat of his career, which was against junior flyweight kingpin and WBO World Junior Flyweight Kosei Tanaka.

Alejo is an experienced 33-year-old fighter with a tough fight against former WBOWorld Junior Flyweight Champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes on his resume. This will be the second time Alejo fights in the U.S. and the event will be the biggest so far in the career of these fighters.

The formidable contender Ronny Rios (28-2, 13 KOs) of Santa Ana, Calif. is returning after his first world title opportunity to face Deivis Julio (19-3, 11 KOs) of Monteria, Colombia in a 10-round featherweight fight. Super lightweight prospect and Brooklyn native Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (17-1, 7 KOs) will clash against a soon-to-be announced opponent in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Opening up the RingTV.com livestream, Ireland’s no. 1 ranked best amateur boxer Aaron “Silencer” McKenna of County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland, will make his highly anticipated professional debut in a welterweight bout against an opponent to be named soon after being signed recently by Golden Boy Promotions. McKenna is the youngest boxer to turn pro in Ireland’s history, with an amateur record that included 152 wins and nine losses, including eight Irish titles. Earlier this year McKenna was ranked the no. 1 youth boxer in Ireland for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but opted to instead begin his professional career in the U.S. under the Golden Boy Promotions banner.

Anthony Yigit vs Joe Hughes

Anthony Yigit vs Joe Hughes

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Anthony Yigit vs Joe Hughes Live

Anthony Yigit vs Joe Hughes

Anthony Yigit (20-0-1, 7 KOs) and his opponent Joe Hughes (15-2-1, 6 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their European Super Lightweight Championship fight tomorrow at the Leicester Arena in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Yigit, from Stockholm, Sweden, will be making a second defence of the EBU strap he claimed with a unanimous points victory over former British Champion Lenny Daws and then retained in a historic hometown bout with Sandor Martin.

The 26 year-old southpaw says he is expecting a tough fight from the former English Champion and British title challenger, but is confident of securing another win before setting his sights of World title opportunities in 2018.

“I’m really looking forward to defending my title again,” said Yigit. “I feel good. I made the weight well and now I’m ready for tomorrow. Joe Hughes is a tough opponent and he has my respect, but I believe I am the better boxer and I’m confident I will defend my title.

I won the belt in the UK so I have no problem coming back here to defend it. I want entertain the fans watching in the arena and also on TV in Sweden. Defending my title for a second time would be a great end to a great year for me. Next year, I want to build on this success and start to challenge for World titles.”

Both fighters tipped the scales at 9st 13lb 2oz (63.1 kg).

The European Championship fight between Anthony Yigit and Joe Hughes will be shown live and exclusive on TV10 in Sweden from 23.00 and on Channel 5 in the UK.

 

Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

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Kovalev vs Shabranskyy Live

The bout takes place from Madison Square Graden in New York.

The ring walk for expected for around 4am GMT.

Kovalev vs Shabranskyy

Sergey Kovalev is making his return to the ring Saturday, hoping to recover from his first career losses at the hands of Andre Ward. He’ll be in action against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, live on HBO for the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight Championship.

It promises to be an excited card overall, with Sullivan Barrera vs. Felix Valera and Jason Sosa vs. Robinson Castellanos on the televised portion of the card.

Kovalev is fighting for the first time since he lost a pair of fights against Ward. He now sits at 30-2-1, still one of the absolute best boxers in the world, but coming off a TKO at the hands of Ward. The first fight was close, with many thinking Kovalev won it, but with an eighth-round finish, Ward claimed his spot as the top boxer in the division.

There has been a lot of the blame game from Kovalev’s camp. The 34-year-old has beaten a slew of top competitors, but at the end of the day “top competitors” in this division includes a lot of people who could be considered also-rans. But Ward has called it a career, retiring at the age of 33, so is Kovalev now the best light heavyweight in the sport?

On paper, it seems that way, with guys like Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack his only real competition in that realm. The Shabranskyy fight should tell us a lot about where Kovalev is and where he goes from here while still not being a squash match. Shabranskyy has one loss on his record, to Barrera, and while he’s the underdog, there is some danger here for Kovalev.

There’s no pick from the folks over at Bad Left Hook, but they gave the matchup a B-minus grade and had this to say:

Kovalev should win, but a Shabranskyy upset wouldn’t be the most shocking thing to happen in boxing this year. Here at SB Nation, we’re going with the safe pick of Kovalev, though it all really depends on his mindset. If he’s at his best, Shabranskyy can’t touch him. If he’s shaken by his recent losses, then he’s toast.

Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam

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Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam Live

When: Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. ET

Where: Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales

TV: Showtime (US), Sky Sports Box Office (UK, pay-per-view)

Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam

Fight night is replaced by fight afternoon on Saturday, as Anthony Joshua is putting his IBF and IBO heavyweight titles and an undefeated record on the line against Carlos Takam. The fight, taking place in Wales, will be shown on Showtime and was scheduled after Kubrat Pulev had to withdraw from facing Joshua because of a shoulder injury. Joshua is the favorite heading in, but Takam has experience on his side. The size and youth of Joshua, however, will be a difficult obstacle to overcome.

Also on the card: Kal Yafai (22-0, 14 KO) defends the WBA super flyweight title against Sho Ishida (24-0, 13 KO) … Dillian Whyte (21-1, 16 KO) takes on Robert Helenius (25-1, 16 KO) in a fight for the WBC “silver” heavyweight title … Frank Buglioni (20-2-1, 15 KO) defends the British light heavyweight title against Craig Richards (10-0, 4 KO) … and Katie Taylor (6-0, 4 KO) goes for her first world title, challenging WBA lightweight champion Anahi Esther Sanchez (17-2, 9 KO).

Anthony Joshua is back in the ring on Saturday, ready to defend his three titles for the first time since defeating the great Wladimir Klitschko in a thrilling, back-and-forth bout in April.

The fight against Klitschko was far and away the toughest of Joshua’s career. He was knocked down for the first time in his career in the sixth round, only to storm back and get two knockdowns in the 11th before forcing the referee to stop the contest for a TKO win.

For an encore, Joshua—who holds the IBF, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles—will take on Carlos Takam, a veteran boxer who has won his last two bouts by knockout. Takam stepped in with about two weeks’ notice as a late replacement for the injured Kubrat Pulev, who hurt his shoulder in training, per the Press Association (via the Guardian).

Having established himself as the man to beat in the heavyweight ranks, Joshua is all set to capitalize on his abilities and grow into a superstar known the world over. To get there, though, he will have to impress against opponents like Takam.

Jezreel Corales vs Alberto Machado

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Jezreel Corales vs Alberto Machado Live

This world title fight pits WBA Super champion Corrales against undefeated challenger Machado. The 26 year old Corrales won the title in early 2016 and looks to make his third defense here. It’s been a weird title run, as the title win was a 2nd round KO upset, but he cemented his status as champion with a grueling decision win in a rematch, only to barely escape with his belt in a somewhat ugly affair his last time out. He’s ranked at #3 in what is a pretty stacked division, and it’s an interesting ranking - on one hand it feels deserved, but on the other, it feels like it could all fall apart for Corrales with the wrong match-up. Puerto Rico’s Machado is probably not that match-up. He’s fought almost exclusively in Puerto Rico, and he did take something of a step up in 2016, but not to this level. He’s big for the division, and has some power, but I’m skeptical that he has a ton to offer here.

Tonight at 10 pm ET on HBO, Jezreel Corrales returns in the main event of HBO Boxing After Dark, facing Alberto Machado in a 130-pound title main event.

Corrales (22-1, 8 KO) is on a good run, beating Takashi Uchiyama twice and Robinson Castellanos in his July HBO debut. Machado (18-0, 15 KO) is a top prospect and power puncher who is stepping up in class. It’s an interesting matchup, with Machado having power and size, and Corrales experience and craft on his side.

In the co-feature, Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 16 KO) steps up to the middleweight class with a possibly dangerous matchup with 6’4” prospect Alantez Fox (23-0-1, 11 KO). Andrade is hoping to get into the high-level middleweight mix with his new HBO deal, into fights with Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, or Daniel Jacobs. Meanwhile, Fox has a big shot to make waves of his own.

HBO will also show a tape delay airing of Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KO) and Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1, 18 KO) in a bantamweight title unification bout.

This world title fight pits WBA Super champion Corrales against undefeated challenger Machado. The 26 year old Corrales won the title in early 2016 and looks to make his third defense here. It’s been a weird title run, as the title win was a 2nd round KO upset, but he cemented his status as champion with a grueling decision win in a rematch, only to barely escape with his belt in a somewhat ugly affair his last time out. He’s ranked at #3 in what is a pretty stacked division, and it’s an interesting ranking – on one hand it feels deserved, but on the other, it feels like it could all fall apart for Corrales with the wrong match-up. Puerto Rico’s Machado is probably not that match-up. He’s fought almost exclusively in Puerto Rico, and he did take something of a step up in 2016, but not to this level. He’s big for the division, and has some power, but I’m skeptical that he has a ton to offer here.