Next fight of Jai Opetaia is not determined yet.
Newly crowned IBF world cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaya after recovery, he will hunt for the biggest fights in his weight category. On Saturday evening in the Gold Coast in Australia, Opetaya, despite the status of a big underdog, outboxed Mairis Briedis, securing victory by unanimous decision. Prior to this fight, Briedis was considered the best heavyweight in the world.
Jai Opetaya (22-0, 17 KOs) came out on top in the world ranking of the first heavyweight of the portal Boxrec.com. Yesterday, the Australian unanimously won on points against Mairis Briedis, taking away the IBF world title from him. 27-year-old Opetaya entered the title fight for the first time.
According to Australian coach Mark Wilson, recently crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Jayu Opetae had to box with a broken jaw in a fight with Mairis Briedis. Opetaya allegedly received this injury in the second round.
Undefeated Jai Opetaya (22-0, 17 KOs) despite a broken jaw in a stubborn battle, he defeated Mairis Briedis (28-2, 20 KOs) by unanimous decision in a hard-fought bout in the main event of the evening at the Gold Coast Convention Center in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. Judging scores: 116-112, 115-113 and 116-112. Thus, the relatively unknown 27-year-old Australian left-hander defeated the world's number one cruiserweight and became the owner of the IBF champion title.
Saturday at a boxing evening in Australia Mairis Briedis (28-1, 20 KOs) will face Jaem Opetai (21-0, 17 KOs) in the fight for the IBF belt among the first heavyweight. Today the boxers have successfully passed the official weigh-in procedure. Briedis' weight was 90.3 kg, Opetai - exactly 90 kg.
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