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...
“I’m coming to fight Canelo, and you’re going to be in for a massive shock. This fight is me making a name for myself the world over and establishing myself to the world of boxing and not just for British fight fans.” Liam Smith (24-0-1) is certainly confident that he&#...
On Thursday the LA Times writer Dylan Hernandez published an article proclaiming the death of boxing.  Sounds pretty familiar.  People have been saying this for years, but boxing continues to thrive, even without the popularity that it had in previous decades The main point that was brou...
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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...
May 7th. It’s almost here. The much anticipated bout between Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez is drawing significant attention from the media, fans and boxers alike. One fan, or shall we premier boxer, is not very interested in match this Saturday. His name is Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin...
Ever since OpeningRound became the first to break the big news on a possible rematch between Pacquiao and Mayweather, our fans have given us overwhelming response. Other news agencies have begun to jump on the bandwagon but many still aren’t “in the know” yet because talks are s...
  Manny Pacquiao defeated Bradley by unanimous decision last Saturday and claims he will now retire. Does anybody actually believe him? T...
-OpeningRound Staff According to multiple inside sources, there are serious discussions about a rumored rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Supposedly, the reason is because Floyd would like to “shut up” the fans. We’re not sure if it’s true, but it...