A lot of fans are disappointed that Manny Pacquiao is likely going to face little known Australian fighter Jeff Horn next, but his promoter Bob Arum says there may be larger plans in store for the veteran Filipino fighter. After facing Horn in Brisbane on April 23rd, Arum is floating the i...
Bob Arum spoke on his star fighter Manny Pacquiao‘s future today, and revealed that a showdown between the Filipino legend a...
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 seems that in recent boxing history, there hasn’t been more than one big Pay-Per-View bout per month.  It goes without saying that PPV is really expensive, and for most it is tough to put down the money to see just one fight in a month. In November of course, there are two big P...
In case you missed the news, Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters are set to fight at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on November 26th.  You can check out their OpeningR...
Now that Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29th bout with Wladimir Klitchko, a fight between Klitchko and ...
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...
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Terrence Crawford, junior welterweight champ, has been found guilty of two misdemeanors concerning an incident that happened in April this year. Crawford was in a dispute with a body shop in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, w...
According to his agent, Bernd Boente, 40 year old Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko’s (68-4) career will continue even after his rematch with Tyson Fury (25-0) on October 29th 2016. “Wladimir will definitely go on and fight next year but we haven’t made any plans regarding opponents...
Last week, the LA times published an article stating that boxing was close to dead.  Read OpeningRound’s coverage of that article here. HBO Sports’ VP Peter Nelson decided to comment on...
I am too pumped for this fight. Close to 50/50 odds, two undefeated and highly ranked fighters…How much better does it get? 2016 has been a pretty disappointing year, but Kovalev Vs. Ward is going to be a fight to remember. November 19th.  Mark your calendars.  Check...
Fiery Olympian Michael Conlan has signed to Top Rank Boxing. The Irishman was the top seed at Bantamweight in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and was upset in the quarterfinals by Russian boxer Vladamir Nitkin. The fight was very memorable, as after the fight Conlan decided to flip the bird...
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...