VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
35-3-0
25-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBO Interim World Heavyweight

The tape

32
Age
28
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

MD 12UD 12KO 3TKO 1UD 10
Form
UD 12KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3
35
Wins
25
23
By KO
19
66
KO%
76
3
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2015
250
Pro rounds
114

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

3
The Ring
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WBA
-
-
WBC
-
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WBO
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IBF
-

Joseph Parker vs Jai Opetaia preview


When is Parker vs Opetaia?

Joseph Parker could square off against Jai Opetaia in late 2024 the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

Parker vs Opetaia stats

Joseph Parker would step into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Jai Opetaia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 25 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Opetaia would have a slight advantage in power over Parker, with a 76% knockout percentage compared to Parker's 66%.

Joseph Parker is the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

Parker has a height advantage of 1 inch over Opetaia. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Joseph Parker fights out of the orthodox stance, while Jai Opetaia is a southpaw.

Parker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years earlier than Opetaia, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 136 more professional rounds, totaling 250 compared to Opetaia's 114.

Joseph Parker goes into the fight ranked number 3 by The Ring at heavyweight.

Parker vs Opetaia form

Parker has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Zhilei Zhang on March 8, 2024, by majority decision in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had won against Deontay Wilder on December 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Simon Kean on October 28, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round at Riyadh.

Before that, he had defeated Faiga Opelu on May 24, 2023, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

He had won against Jack Massey on January 21, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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

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

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Joseph Parker last fought 9 months and 20 days ago, while Jai Opetaia's last outing was 7 months and 10 days ago.

Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 7 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

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