The time for talk is over and there is nothing left to do but get into the ring and start throwing punches for Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. The fight is expected to be among the highest paid pay-per-view events of all time, even though Mayweather will be the heavy favorite on Saturday night. Here is a complete schedule of action for tonight.
TV Coverage: HBO PPV will have the fight live. It can be purchased for $49.99 in standard definition, $59.99 in HD.
Location: MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Start Time: Everything will get going at 9 p.m. ET on HBO PPV. As usual, the two main event fighters are expected to enter right around midnight ET.
Undercard & Co-Main Event: Canelo Alvarez and Shane Mosley will fight in the co-feature leading up to Mayweather vs. Cotto. Also featured on the undercard will be Jessie Vargas vs Steve Forbes and Deandre Latimore vs Carlos Quintana.
Odds: Our SB Nation boxing blog, Bad Left Hook, has the latest on the odds for the fight:
On three sports books I've seen, Mayweather is favored to stay undefeated at lines of -700, -700, and -800. Cotto's lines are +450, +450, and +550. In the co-feature, Mosley is an underdog at +550, +600, and +650, and Alvarez is favored at -900, -900 and -1000, making Canelo an even bigger favorite on the books than Mayweather tonight. Latimore is at -130 vs Quintana at +110. The night's biggest favorite is Jessie Vargas (-3500, -5000) against aging veteran Steve Forbes (+1750, +1400).
It should be a great night for boxing.