VS
Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
25-0-0
19-1-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Cruiserweight
IBF World Cruiserweight
WBO World Cruiserweight

The tape

28
Age
33
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3
Form
TKO 8MD 12TKO 5UD 12KO 8
25
Wins
19
19
By KO
13
76
KO%
68
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2017
114
Pro rounds
128

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
1
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
4
IBF
-

Jai Opetaia vs Chris Billam-Smith preview


When is Opetaia vs Billam-Smith?

Jai Opetaia could face the challenge of Chris Billam-Smith in Autumn/Fall 2024 the United Kingdom.

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 Billam-Smith stats

Jai Opetaia would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Chris Billam-Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Opetaia would have a slight advantage in power over Billam Smith, with a 76% knockout percentage compared to Billam Smith's 68%.

Jai Opetaia is the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.

Opetaia has a 1-inch reach advantage.

Jai Opetaia fights out of the southpaw stance, while Chris Billam-Smith is an orthodox fighter.

Opetaia is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Billam Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 14 fewer professional rounds, totaling 114 compared to Billam Smith's 128.

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

Chris Billam-Smith is currently ranked number 1 by The Ring in the 200lb division.

Opetaia vs Billam-Smith form

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

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

Billam Smith has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Mateusz Masternak on December 10, 2023, by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had won against Lawrence Okolie on May 27, 2023, by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Armend Xhoxhaj on December 17, 2022, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth.

Before that, he had beaten Isaac Chamberlain on July 30, 2022, by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset.

He had won against Tommy McCarthy on April 16, 2022, by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Chris Billam-Smith has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Jai Opetaia last fought 4 months and 13 days ago, while Chris Billam-Smith's last outing was 9 months and 21 days ago.

Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 27 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Billam Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

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