VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in Saudi Arabia

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
23-0-0
25-0-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Cruiserweight
IBF World 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

TKO 6UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
UD 12KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3
23
Wins
25
12
By KO
19
52
KO%
76
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2015
190
Pro rounds
114

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 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 23 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Jai Opetaia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 25 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Opetaia would have a large advantage in power over Bivol, boasting a 76% knockout percentage compared to Bivol's 52%.

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 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 months earlier than Opetaia, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 76 more professional rounds, totaling 190 compared to Opetaia's 114.

Bivol vs Opetaia form

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Malik Zinad on June 1, 2024, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had won against Lyndon Arthur on December 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on November 5, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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

He had won against Umar Salamov on December 11, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Opetaia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Mairis Briedis on May 18, 2024, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Ellis Zorro on December 23, 2023, by knockout in the 1st round in their The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jordan Thompson on September 30, 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.

Before that, he had won against Mairis Briedis on July 2, 2022, by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.

He had beaten Daniel Russell on December 4, 2021, by technical knockout in the 3rd 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 1 month and 26 days ago, while Jai Opetaia's last outing was 2 months and 9 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 16 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

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