Tomorrow marks the end of an era.  51 year old future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins will step into the ring for the final time. Hopkins has had one of the greatest careers in boxing history.  He defended his middleweight tile...
After a couple days of the two having it out on social media, a fight between Kell Brook and Ami...
WBO and WBC titleholder Terence Crawford has been sentenced to 50 days in jail due to an incident in a body shop last April. According to the...
This has escalated so quickly. After years of total irrelevancy, apparently all Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had to do to get a shot at one of the biggest names in boxing was to make weight and win one fight.  According to...
The WBC convention has been going on this week, and the big thing that came out of it yesterday was the announcement of mandatory challengers for their belt holders. Some notable ones: The winner of Eleider Alvarez vs Lucian Bute on February 24th will face Adonis Stevenson (light hea...
You heard it from the horse’s mouth!  Let’s see if he keeps his word!  Video might take a second to load but it’s right below the links: OpeningRound Pound-for-Pound rankin...
By CJ Russell If you missed the first fight between Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Carlos Cuadras last September, definitely check it out.  It was one of the best fights of the year between two of the most skilled...
By CJ Russell I had been titling this bullet-point style segment “Blow by Blow,” but upon Googling that name I came to find out that...
If you were hoping to see Manny Pacquiao back in the ring at the beginning of next year, you might have to wait a little longer. According to BoxingScene, Pacquiao...
Amir Khan has some…interesting ideas.  Watch his interview at the WBC convention:...
By CJ Russell Apparently everybody wants a piece of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.! Yesterday, we discussed the possibility of a fight between “The Son of the Legend” and...
By CJ Russell A couple pretty interesting bits of news today, so let’s get right to it: – Andre Ward has said that he’ll only take a rematch with Ser...
By CJ Russell Check out today’s “Blow-by-Blow” article – this is a new segment that will be recurring daily on OpeningRound.com that’s jammed packed with boxing...
By CJ Russell (One thing before the article – check out today’s “Blow-by-Blow” if you haven’t already.  This will be a daily bullet-point style...
By CJ Russell Not really too much in the way of fresh news today, mostly fallout from the busy weekend.  Lots going on in the boxing world these days! – The Anthony Joshua–...
By CJ Russell There was so much boxing going on yesterday that it was hard to cover everything with individual posts, so I had the idea to try a bullet-style format.  I may try to make this a daily-ish thing because it’s a good way to get a lot of information out. -After his...
By CJ Russell Jermall Charlo vs Julian “J Rock” Williams came as advertised!  It was an exciting, technical fight that was very even through four rounds, despite a second round jab from Charlo that knocked Williams down. Both fighters were countering basically everythin...