WBO World Middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders will face Russian boxer Artur Akavov (16-1, 7 KO’s) on October 27th.  This will be Saunders’ first defense of his WBO title, and will be his first fight in the last 10 mo...
It’s no secret that Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez is the fight everyone wants to see, being called “The Super Bowl of Boxing.  Both fighters are at...
After beating Kell Brook on September 10th, Gennady Golovkin (36-0) was told by the WBA that he must face 29 year old American boxer...
Are there two names that are getting more discussion in boxing these days than Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez? Even the two fighter’s bouts that haven’t been considered very competitive have gotten big numbers.  GGG vs. Kell Brook had a total of 1,436,000 viewers.  Alvar...
Image credit to Ronald Martinez/Getty Images According to Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Alvarez was diagnosed on Monday with a fracture in his right thumb and will not fight again this year. Alvarez got an x-ray in Mexico and was diagnosed with avulsion fracture of the right thumb....
After his big victory against Gabriel Rosado (23-10) yesterday, Willie Monroe Jr. (21-2) had some thoughts on what would happen in a potential matchup between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. “Intellect, man; not only is Canelo a big puncher, but he’s very intelligent himself,”...
As expected, Canelo Alvarez was too much for Liam Smith, and knocked him out after 2:28 in the 9th round. Canelo landed 37% (157/422) of his total shots, including 51% (113/220) of his power shots, while Liam Smith landed 29% (115/403) of his total punches, and 33% (68/208) of his power p...
Only one day before his bout with Englishman Liam Smith in which he his heavily favored, it seems like all that anyone can talk about is the prospect of Canelo Alvarez facing the feared Kazakhstani champion Ge...
-OpeningRound Staff In an exciting fight for one of the secondary middleweight belts pitting the WBO titleholder, Ireland’s Andy Lee, and number 1 contender, Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders, Saunders dethroned Lee via...
-OpeningRound Staff If IBO, IBF and WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin gets his way, he could fight the winner of tonights Ireland Vs. UK WBO middleweight title fight between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders. Golovkin is believed to have a much anticipated...
-OpeningRound Staff In what is surely good news to fight fans craving a showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, one major hurdle appears to have been crossed in making the fight happen-the weight limit. Previously Canelo would not b...
-OpeningRound Staff Per a WBC press release, the teams of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin have agreed to each have voluntary defenses of their middleweight belts in the spring, and return to the negotiating table immediately in May, after Canelo fig...
-OpeningRound Staff When Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez was asked about Canelo Alvarez’s demand that a middleweight unification bout between himself and Golovkin take place at a 155 lb catchweight, Sanchez said that not only is it disrespectful towar...
-OpeningRound Staff The clock is ticking for Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin to agree to a fight. As Golovkin is the mandatory challenger for the WBC middleweight title, Canelo Alvarez has just 4 more days to agree to a fight with him, or else he will be supposedly st...
-OpeningRound Staff It’s been nearly one week since Miguel Cotto lost to Canelo Alvarez in a highly publicized Puerto Rico Vs Mexico middleweight title showdown. The fight was competitive, yet Canelo landed the harder more effective blows, winning by scores of 119-109, 117-111, 118-1...
-OpeningRound Staff Much to the joy of fight fans everywhere, after Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) defeated Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) last Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC middleweight title, Canelo said that he’d fight the oft avoided and fearsome knoc...
-OpeningRound Staff After Floyd Mayweather yesterday revealed his thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s victory over Miguel Cotto, he went a step further today, confronting the rumors of a Canelo Alvarez rematch some time in the future. Mayweather of course easily defeated Canelo back in Sept...
-OpeningRound Staff Canelo Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto on Saturday night by unanimous decision, with scores that had relatively wide margins of 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. However, the fight was way more competitive than those scores would indicate. While Canelo clearly landed the har...