VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
25-0-0
46-1-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Cruiserweight
IBF World Cruiserweight
WBA Super World Cruiserweight

The tape

28
Age
33
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 189 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3
Form
UD 12UD 10UD 12KO 4TKO 10
25
Wins
46
19
By KO
30
76
KO%
65
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2009
114
Pro rounds
289

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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

Jai Opetaia vs Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez preview


When is Opetaia vs Ramirez?

Jai Opetaia could fight Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez in late 2024 the United States.

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).

Opetaia vs Ramirez 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.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez would make his way to the ring with a record of 46 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Opetaia would have an advantage in power over Ramirez, with a 76% knockout percentage compared to Ramirez's 65%.

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

Opetaia has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ramirez. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Jai Opetaia and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez fight out of a southpaw stance.

Opetaia is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 years and 11 months later than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 175 fewer professional rounds, totaling 114 compared to Ramirez's 289.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is currently ranked number 4 by The Ring in the 200lb division.

Opetaia vs Ramirez form

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

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

Ramirez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Arsen Goulamirian on March 30, 2024, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight championship fight at YouTube Theater, Inglewood, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Joe Smith Jr on October 7, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol 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 beaten Dominic Boesel on May 14, 2022, by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.

He had won against Yunieski Gonzalez on December 18, 2021, by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight eliminator fight at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Jai Opetaia last fought 5 months and 29 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing was 7 months and 17 days ago.

Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 12 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

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