VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
17-1-0
25-0-0

Belts on The Line

IBF World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
28
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12TKO 2TKO 4TKO 2KO 8
Form
UD 12KO 1TKO 4UD 12TKO 3
17
Wins
25
13
By KO
19
76
KO%
76
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2015
89
Pro rounds
114

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

5
The Ring
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WBA
-
-
WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
-

Richard Riakporhe vs Jai Opetaia preview


When is Riakporhe vs Opetaia?

Richard Riakporhe could face Jai Opetaia in late 2024 the United States.

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).

The contest would be for the IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.

Riakporhe vs Opetaia stats

Richard Riakporhe would step into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 13 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 that Riakporhe and Opetaia have similar power, both with a 76% knockout percentage.

Richard Riakporhe is the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.

Riakporhe has a height advantage of 2 inches over Opetaia. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Richard Riakporhe fights out of the orthodox stance, while Jai Opetaia is a southpaw.

Riakporhe is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year later than Opetaia, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 25 fewer professional rounds, totaling 89 compared to Opetaia's 114.

Richard Riakporhe goes into the fight ranked number 5 by The Ring at cruiserweight.

Riakporhe vs Opetaia form

Richard Riakporhe has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Chris Billam-Smith on June 15, 2024, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Selhurst Park, London, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had beaten Dylan Bregeon on November 18, 2023, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.

Going into that contest, he had won against Krzysztof Glowacki on January 21, 2023, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had beaten Fabio Turchi on June 11, 2022, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.

He had defeated Deion Jumah on March 26, 2022, by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.

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 defeated 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 won against 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, Richard Riakporhe has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.

Richard Riakporhe last fought 6 months and 6 days ago, while Jai Opetaia's last outing was 7 months and 3 days ago.

Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 25 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 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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