Summer 2024
Potentially

in Saudi Arabia

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
22-0-0
24-0-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Cruiserweight

The tape

33
Age
28
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3TKO 6
22
Wins
24
11
By KO
19
50
KO%
79
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2015
184
Pro rounds
102

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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Dmitry Bivol vs Jai Opetaia preview


When is Bivol vs Opetaia?

Dmitry Bivol could square off against Jai Opetaia in Summer 2024 in Saudi Arabia.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Bivol vs Opetaia stats

Dmitry Bivol would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jai Opetaia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Opetaia would have a large advantage in power over Bivol, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Bivol's 50%.

Dmitry Bivol is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

Opetaia has a height advantage of 3 inches over Bivol. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Dmitry Bivol fights out of the orthodox stance, while Jai Opetaia is a southpaw.

Bivol's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Opetaia's, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 months earlier than Opetaia, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 82 more professional rounds, 184 to Opetaia's 102.

Jai Opetaia is currently ranked number 4 by the IBF in the 200lb division.

Bivol vs Opetaia form

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he won against Lyndon Arthur on 23rd December 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had won against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had beat Canelo Alvarez on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Umar Salamov on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

He had won against Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Opetaia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Ellis Zorro on 23rd December 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jordan Thompson on 30th September 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Mairis Briedis on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.

Before that, he had won against Daniel Russell on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.

He had beat Benjamin Kelleher on 22nd October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Dmitry Bivol has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Dmitry Bivol last fought 7 months and 4 days ago, while Jai Opetaia's last outing was 7 months and 4 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Bivol vs Opetaia?

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