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...
As expected, IBF world champ Anthony Joshua held onto his title by dominating challenger Eric Molina. This fight looked bad on paper, and it was even worse in reality.  Molina didn’t seem particularly interested in trying to win, so he was stopped early accordingly.  He was very t...
By CJ Russell Joseph Parker is your new WBO heavyweight champion, the first ever from New Zealand. The scores were 114-114 and 115-113 twice for Parker, which were representative of what happened.  Ruiz won two or three of the first three rounds, and probably the 11th and 12th. ...
Andre Ward spoke on the potential rematch between him and Sergey Kovalev, and didn’t sound too keen on a rematch.  Watch below:...
By CJ Russell The title fights of Jesus Cuellar vs Abner Mares and Jermall Charlo vs Julian Williams on Showtime are probably the best two matchups taking place this coming Saturday.  There are bigger names like Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford in action, but these two fights have big...