Jul 02 2022
Saturday

Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia

12 rounds contest @ Cruiserweight
28-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 112-116
  • 113-115
  • 112-116
UD 12
21-0-0

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Cruiserweight Championship
The Ring Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
27
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
74.8" / 190 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

TKOMDTKOUDUD
Form
TKOTKOTKOUDTKO
28
Wins
21
20
By KO
17
71
KO%
81
1
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
4

Mairis Briedis vs Jai Opetaia report

Who won Briedis vs Opetaia?

Jai Opetaia beat Mairis Briedis by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland.

The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 113-115, 112-116 in favor of winner Jai Opetaia.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

This contest was for the unified cruiserweight championship of the world, with the IBF & The Ring belts on the line.

Briedis vs Opetaia stats

Mairis Briedis stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jai Opetaia made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Opetaia had a slight advantage in power over Briedis, with a 81% knock out percentage over Briedis' 71%.

Mairis Briedis was the older man by 11 years, at 38 years old.

Opetaia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Briedis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Mairis Briedis fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jai Opetaia was a southpaw.

Briedis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Opetaia, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 70 more professional rounds, 167 to Opetaia's 97.

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

Briedis vs Opetaia form

Mairis Briedis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 27th January 2018 by majority decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Before that, he had beat Mike Perez on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga.

He had defeated Marco Huck on 1st April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.

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Briedis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

Opetaia's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

What time did Briedis vs Opetaia start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Briedis vs Opetaia?

The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 5:00 AM EST / 2:00 AM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 9:30 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Briedis vs Opetaia?

Mairis Briedis was a 51/100 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Jai Opetaia made his way into the ring at 8/5 (+160) with oddsmakers.

Mairis Briedis vs Jai Opetaia news

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Result

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Briedis

Jai

Opetaia

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Round 1

Briedis
draw
Opetaia
Fight Finished Early

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Winner announced as

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Mairis Briedis

Jai Opetaia

108

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