Summer 2024
Potentially

in Saudi Arabia

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
24-0-0
20-0-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Cruiserweight

The tape

28
Age
39
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3TKO 6
Form
TKO 7TKO 8TKO 2KO 9TKO 10
24
Wins
20
19
By KO
20
79
KO%
100
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2013
102
Pro rounds
98

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
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4
IBF
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Jai Opetaia vs Artur Beterbiev preview


When is Opetaia vs Beterbiev?

Jai Opetaia could take on Artur Beterbiev in Summer 2024 in Saudi Arabia.

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

Opetaia vs Beterbiev stats

Jai Opetaia would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Artur Beterbiev would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 20 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Beterbiev would have a large advantage in power over Opetaia, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Opetaia's 79%.

Jai Opetaia is the younger man by 11 years, at 28 years old.

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

Jai Opetaia fights out of the southpaw stance, while Artur Beterbiev is an orthodox fighter.

Opetaia is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 1 month later than Beterbiev, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 4 more professional rounds, 102 to Beterbiev's 98.

Jai Opetaia goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the IBF at cruiserweight.

Opetaia vs Beterbiev form

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

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Daniel Russell on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.

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

Artur Beterbiev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Callum Smith on 13th January 2024 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.

Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Yarde on 28th January 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Light Heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Joe Smith Jr on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Before that, he had beat Marcus Browne on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada.

He had won against Adam Deines on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Artur Beterbiev has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Jai Opetaia last fought 7 months and 4 days ago, while Artur Beterbiev's last outing was 6 months and 14 days ago.

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.

Beterbiev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

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