Prediction: Jai Opetaia vs. Jordan Thompson
Jai Opetaia is a 28-year old Australian professional boxer. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on June 30, 1995. Opetaia made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20, on August 1, 2015. He is a cruiserweight world champion.
Six years and 11 months into his professional boxing career, Jai Opetaia has fought 22 times with 22 wins and no losses. As of September 2023, Opetaia's boxing record stands at 22-0 (17 KO wins).
Following is a tabular list of Opetaia's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos, and his next fight — refer to "All of Jai Opetaia's fights".
|Total Title Wins||3|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||0|
|23||Sep 30, 2023||28||Jordan Thompson||NA *||NA|
|22||Jul 2, 2022||27||Mairis Briedis||Win *||UD|
|21||Dec 4, 2021||26||Daniel Russell||Win||TKO3|
|20||Oct 22, 2020||25||Benjamin Kelleher||Win *||TKO6|
|19||Nov 16, 2019||24||Mark Flanagan||Win *||TKO8|
|18||Jul 27, 2019||24||Nikolas Charalampous||Win||UD|
|17||May 15, 2019||23||Navosa Ioata||Win||TKO8|
|16||Jun 29, 2018||22||Kurtis Pegoraro||Win||KO2|
|15||Apr 7, 2018||22||Lukas Paszkowsky||Win||TKO2|
|14||Jan 17, 2018||22||Benjamin Kelleher||Win||TKO3|
|13||Oct 21, 2017||22||Frankie Lopez||Win||TKO1|
|12||Jul 15, 2017||22||Daniel Ammann||Win||TKO9|
|11||May 12, 2017||21||Moses Havea||Win||TKO2|
|10||Apr 8, 2017||21||Kyle Brumby||Win||TKO2|
|9||Feb 10, 2017||21||Togasilimai Letoa||Win||TKO2|
|8||Dec 23, 2016||21||Isileli Fa||Win||TKO3|
|7||Dec 9, 2016||21||Peter Brennan||Win||KO1|
|6||Oct 14, 2016||21||Uria Afamasaga||Win||TKO2|
|5||Jul 22, 2016||21||Sefo Falekaono||Win||KO6|
|4||Apr 23, 2016||20||Orlando Vazquez||Win||PTS|
|3||Nov 28, 2015||20||Randall Rayment||Win||UD|
|2||Aug 14, 2015||20||Rob Manual||Win||TKO1|
|1||Aug 1, 2015||20||Isileli Fa||Win||UD|
* World-title fight
Opetaia is a cruiserweight world champion. He has held three world titles at the cruiserweight weight division, all three of which were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Cruiserweight||IBF 2x, The Ring|
Jai Opetaia is 188 cm tall (6' 2.02") with a reach of 193 cm (6' 3.98"). He fights out of the southpaw stance and presents an ape-index of 5 cm (1.97").
Opetaia has a 77.3% KO rate. Of his total 17 KO wins, 12 were in the early rounds, four in the mid rounds, and one in the later rounds. He has three first-round KO wins.
Jai Opetaia made his professional boxing debut against Isileli Fa at the age of 20 on August 1, 2015, defeating Fa via 4 round unanimous decision.
Opetaia had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on November 16, 2019 after 18 professional fights, against Mark Flanagan for the cruiserweight IBF title. He defeated Flanagan via 8th round TKO to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.
Opetaia has won three world titles at cruiserweight. For all the details about Opetaia's world title wins and defenses refer to "Jai Opetaia World Titles".
Opetaia has never lost a fight in his professional boxing career so far.
His most recent fight was on July 2, 2022 against Latvian boxer Mairis Briedis for Briedis' cruiserweight titles. Opetaia won the fight via 12 round unanimous decision and won the IBF and The Ring titles. It's been 1 year, 2 months, and 26 days since this fight.
Opetaia has fought a total of 22 times till today, which includes 3 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.
November 16, 2019: Opetaia wins his first world title by defeating Mark Flanagan via 8th round TKO. He is now the IBF cruiserweight world champion.
October 22, 2020: Opetaia successfully defends the IBF cruiserweight title against Benjamin Kelleher, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.
July 2, 2022: Opetaia wins the IBF and The Ring cruiserweight titles from Mairis Briedis, by beating Briedis via 12 round unanimous decision.
Opetaia has knocked out 17 of his 22 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 77.3%. Of his total 22 wins, 17 of them have been via KO (77.3%).
If you are interested in Opetaia's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.