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Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Opetaia vs Billam-Smith?
Jai Opetaia could face the challenge of Chris Billam-Smith in Spring 2024 in 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 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Billam-Smith would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Opetaia would have advantage in power over Billam Smith, with a 78% knock out percentage over Billam Smith's 67%.
Jai Opetaia is the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
Opetaia has 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 4 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 19 less professional rounds, 101 to Billam Smith's 120.
Chris Billam-Smith is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Opetaia vs Billam-Smith form
Opetaia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Daniel Russell on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.
Before that, he had beat Benjamin Kelleher on 22nd October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.
He had defeated Mark Flanagan on 16th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Hordern Pavilion, New South Wales.
Billam Smith has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Lawrence Okolie on 27th May 2023 by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Armend Xhoxhaj on 17th December 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Isaac Chamberlain on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset.
Before that, he had beat Tommy McCarthy on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against Dylan Bregeon on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire.
In terms of recent activity, Chris Billam-Smith has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.
Jai Opetaia last fought 6 months and 5 days ago, while Chris Billam-Smith's last outing was 10 months and 8 days ago.
Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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