VS
Sep 30 2023
Saturday

Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom

12 round contest @ Cruiserweight
22-0-0
TKO 4
TKO 4
15-0-0

Your Scorecard

Belts on The Line

Vacant IBF World Cruiserweight Championship
The Ring Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

28
Age
30
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
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Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDTKOTKOTKOUD
Form
TKOUDTKOTKOKO
22
Wins
15
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
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0
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0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBO
13
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IBF
5

Jai Opetaia vs Jordan Thompson report


Who won Opetaia vs Thompson?

Jai Opetaia beat Jordan Thompson by technical knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 30th September 2023 at Wembley Arena in Wembley.

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.

Also, on the undercard Ellie Scotney was victorious over Laura Soledad Griffa and Cheavon Clarke beat Vasil Ducar.

Opetaia vs Thompson stats

Back in September 2023, Jai Opetaia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Jordan Thompson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws.

Jai Opetaia was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.

Thompson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Opetaia.

Jai Opetaia fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jordan Thompson was an orthodox fighter.

Opetaia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 months earlier than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 57 more professional rounds, 102 to Thompson's 45.

Jordan Thompson was ranked number 13 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 200lb division.

Opetaia vs Thompson form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had beat Daniel Russell on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.

Going into that contest, he had won against Benjamin Kelleher on 22nd October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.

Before that, he had beat Mark Flanagan on 16th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Hordern Pavilion, New South Wales.

He had defeated Nikolas Charalampous on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Luna Park, New South Wales.

Thompson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Luke Watkins on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 6th round at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Vasil Ducar on 6th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Mariano Angel Gudino on 16th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had beat Piotr Budziszewski on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

He had won against Piotr Podlucki on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at O2 Arena, Greenwich.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jordan Thompson had been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Going to this contest, Jai Opetaia had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 28 days ago, while Jordan Thompson's last outing had been 5 months and 8 days ago.

Opetaia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

Thompson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What time did Opetaia vs Thompson start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Opetaia vs Thompson?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS).

What were the odds on Opetaia vs Thompson?

Jai Opetaia was a 4/25 (-630) favourite going into the contest, while Jordan Thompson made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.

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