I don’t really have the energy to talk much about this joke of a fight, but once again Floyd Mayweather had to come onto the Showtime broadcast to self-promote and hype the potential fight between he and UFC superstar Conor McGregor. When Mayweather came into M...
The sequel lived up to the expectations! Leo Santa Cruz vs Carl Frampton II was another action packed fight, but the result was different from the first.  Santa Cruz evened the score at 1-1 by avenging his loss to Frampton last year, with the judges scoring it 114-114 and 115-113 x2.  I...
In a bout that was expected to be a lot more competitive, Mikey Garcia dominated Dejan Zlaticanin and KO’d him in the third round to become 36-0 and win the WBC lightweight belt. Zlaticanin had absolutely no answer for Garcia’s jab, and got his first loss because of it.  Zlati...
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...