Briedis acclimatizes in Australia for a week
Mairis Briedis (28-1, 20 KOs) has been in Australia for a week, where he is acclimatizing before the fight for the IBF world heavyweight title with Jaem Opetai (21-0, 17 KOs). Their duel will be the main event of Saturday night in the Gold Coast.
The date of the fight was postponed several times. Initially, the fight was supposed to take place in April, then it was postponed to May and, finally, to July. This time, it seems that there are no more obstacles that could interfere with this event. Opetaya is the mandatory contender for the title of world champion according to the International Boxing Federation.
The winner of this fight will have to defend the belt against Mateusz Masternak or Jason Whately, who were appointed participants in the final eliminator.