• Fight Date: Sat, May 18, 2024

On Saturday, May 18 at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Jai Opetaia will meet Mairis Briedis for The Ring and vacant IBF World titles in a 12-round cruiserweight bout.

Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis
Jai Opetaia
Jai Opetaia
Mairis Briedis
Mairis Briedis
Country AustraliaAustralia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LatviaLatvia
Riga, Latvia
Age 28 years 39 years
Pro 8 years 14 years
Height 6′ 3″ (191 cm) 6′ 1″ (185 cm)
Reach 76″ (194 cm) 75″ (191 cm)
Division cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
Stance

southpaw

orthodox
Titles
The Ring World (cruiserweight)
-
Record 24 - 0 - 0
(19 KOs)
28 - 2 - 0
(20 KOs)
KOs 79% 71%
Inactive 147 days 686 days
Advant.
Jai Opetaia won by unanimous decision (UD) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Jai Opetaia versus Mairis Briedis?

  • To Be Announced

Opetaia vs. Briedis Full Fight Highlights

Opetaia vs. Briedis Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, May 18?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
heavyweight (200+ lbs)Tyson Fury
(34 - 0 - 1)
Oleksandr Usyk
(21 - 0 - 0)
WBC World
WBC 'Fury vs Usyk' Belt
IBO World
WBO World
IBF World
WBA (Super) World
The Ring
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Jai Opetaia
(24 - 0 - 0)
Mairis Briedis
(28 - 2 - 0)
IBF World (vacant)
The Ring
super featherweight (130 lbs)Joe Cordina
(17 - 0 - 0)
Anthony Cacace
(21 - 1 - 0)
IBO World
IBF World
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Sergey Kovalev
(35 - 4 - 1)
Robin Sirwan Safar
(16 - 0 - 0)
heavyweight (200+ lbs)Frank Sanchez
(24 - 0 - 0)
Agit Kabayel
(24 - 0 - 0)
WBC Heavyweight Elimination
lightweight (135 lbs)Mark Chamberlain
(15 - 0 - 0)
Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab
(23 - 1 - 0)
WBC (Silver) (vacant)
featherweight (126 lbs)Isaac Lowe
(24 - 2 - 3)
Hasibullah Ahmadi
(16 - 1 - 0)
heavyweight (200+ lbs)Moses Itauma
(8 - 0 - 0)
Ilja Mezencev
(25 - 3 - 0)
WBO Inter-Continental (vacant)
light heavyweight (175 lbs)Daniel Lapin
(9 - 0 - 0)
Octavio Pudivitr
(9 - 1 - 0)
WBA Inter-Continental (vacant)
cruiserweight (200 lbs)David Nyika
(8 - 0 - 0)
Michael Seitz
(12 - 0 - 0)
Jai Opetaia

Jai Opetaia

Jai Opetaia is an Australian boxer.
As a professional athlete, Opetaia has been performing for 8 years and remains unbeaten.

Last fight

The last fight of Jai Opetaia took place on December 23, 2023 against Ellis ZorroEllis Zorro (17 - 0 - 0).
Opetaia won by knockout (KO).

Jai Opetaia vs. Ellis Zorro 

Jai Opetaia's last fight

First world title

On July 2, 2022 Jai Opetaia became the IBF, The Ring cruiserweight champion.
The Australian defeated world champion Mairis BriedisMairis Briedis (28 - 1 - 0).

Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis 

Jai Opetaia's fight for the first world title

And the new...

IBF, The Ring World champion Jai Opetaia

IBF, The Ring World champion Jai Opetaia

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 24
  • Wins: 24
  • Wins by KO: 19
  • Wins by dec: 5
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Jai Opetaia have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-05-18 Mairis Briedis
(28 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
IBF World Cruiserweight (vacant)
2023-12-23 Ellis Zorro
(17 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
2023-09-30 Jordan Thompson
(15 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Cruiserweight
2022-07-02 Mairis Briedis
(28 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
IBF World Cruiserweight
2021-12-04 Daniel Russell
(7 - 2 - 2)
Win
TKO
2020-10-22 Benjamin Kelleher
(13 - 1 - 2)
Win
TKO
IBF Asia Oceania Cruiserweight
WBO Global Cruiserweight
2019-11-16 Mark Flanagan
(24 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF Asia Oceania Cruiserweight (vacant)
WBO Global Cruiserweight
2019-07-27 Nikolas Charalampous
(18 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
WBO Global Cruiserweight (vacant)
2019-05-15 Navosa Ioata
(6 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2018-06-29 Kurtis Pegoraro
(11 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
IBF Pan Pacific Cruiserweight (vacant)
WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight
2018-04-07 Lukas Paszkowsky
(9 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight (vacant)
2018-01-17 Benjamin Kelleher
(7 - 0 - 2)
Win
TKO
Australian Cruiserweight
2017-10-21 Frankie Lopez
(10 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF Youth Cruiserweight (vacant)
2017-07-15 Daniel Ammann
(32 - 9 - 1)
Win
TKO
Australian Cruiserweight (vacant)
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation Cruiserweight (vacant)
2017-05-12 Moses Havea
(4 - 10 - 0)
Win
TKO
Australian National Boxing Federation New South Wales Heavyweight
2017-04-08 Kyle Brumby
(5 - 12 - 3)
Win
TKO
2017-02-10 Togasilimai Letoa
(16 - 18 - 1)
Win
TKO
2016-12-23 Isileli Fa
(2 - 6 - 0)
Win
TKO
2016-12-09 Peter Brennan
(11 - 25 - 4)
Win
KO
Australian National Boxing Federation New South Wales Heavyweight (vacant)
2016-10-14 Uria Afamasaga
(1 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
2016-07-22 Sefo Falekaono
(3 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2016-04-23 Orlando Vazquez
(3 - 0 - 0)
Win
PTS
2015-11-28 Randall Rayment
(2 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
2015-08-14 Rob Manual
(0 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2015-08-01 Isileli Fa
(1 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD

All Jai Opetaia's losses

Jai Opetaia remains undefeated as a professional boxer.

Jai Opetaia Highlights

Mairis Briedis

Mairis Briedis

Mairis Briedis is a Latvian boxer.
As a professional athlete, Briedis has been performing for 14 years.

World Boxing Super Series | Cruiserweight

Muhammad Ali Trophy

Muhammad Ali Trophy

Last fight

The last fight of Mairis Briedis took place on July 2, 2022 against Jai OpetaiaJai Opetaia (21 - 0 - 0).
Briedis lost by unanimous decision (UD).

Mairis Briedis vs. Jai Opetaia 

Mairis Briedis's last fight

First world title

On April 1, 2017 Mairis Briedis became the WBC cruiserweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

And the new...

WBC World champion Mairis Briedis

WBC World champion Mairis Briedis

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 30
  • Wins: 28
  • Wins by KO: 20
  • Wins by dec: 8
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 2
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Mairis Briedis have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-05-18 Jai Opetaia
(24 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Cruiserweight (vacant)
2022-07-02 Jai Opetaia
(21 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Cruiserweight
2021-10-16 Artur Mann
(17 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF World Cruiserweight
2020-09-26 Yuniel Dorticos
(24 - 1 - 0)
Win
MD
IBF World Cruiserweight
2019-06-15 Krzysztof Glowacki
(31 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBO World Cruiserweight
2018-11-10 Norair Mikaeljan
(23 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
WBC Diamond Cruiserweight (vacant)
2018-07-21 Brandon Deslaurier
(11 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
2018-01-27 Oleksandr Usyk
(13 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
WBC World Cruiserweight
WBO World Cruiserweight
2017-09-30 Mike Perez
(22 - 2 - 1)
Win
UD
WBC World Cruiserweight
2017-04-01 Marco Huck
(40 - 3 - 1)
Win
UD
IBO World Cruiserweight
WBC World Cruiserweight (vacant)
2016-10-15 Simon Vallily
(9 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
2016-05-14 Olanrewaju Durodola
(22 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC Silver Cruiserweight
2016-02-21 Danie Venter
(20 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBF Inter-Continental Cruiserweight (vacant)
2015-11-06 Laszlo Hubert
(41 - 16 - 1)
Win
TKO
2015-08-22 Mahmoud Charr
(28 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
2015-06-28 Emre Altintas
(10 - 6 - 1)
Win
TKO
2015-04-10 Bjoern Blaschke
(9 - 5 - 1)
Win
TKO
2014-11-14 Ismail Abdoul
(55 - 31 - 2)
Win
UD
IBA World Cruiserweight
2014-09-26 Csaba Faur
(6 - 3 - 2)
Win
KO
2014-07-26 Joey Vegas
(16 - 8 - 1)
Win
TKO
2013-11-22 Lubos Suda
(30 - 7 - 1)
Win
RTD
IBA World Cruiserweight (vacant)
2013-07-05 Jeremy Ouanna
(14 - 8 - 0)
Win
UD
2013-06-14 Jonathan Felton
(6 - 26 - 1)
Win
TKO
2013-03-23 Danny Williams
(44 - 15 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-10-20 Marko Angermann
(11 - 13 - 1)
Win
TKO
2012-06-16 Jozsef Nagy
(27 - 11 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-03-24 Ruslan Siniavskij
(debut)
Win
TKO
2011-10-08 Andrejs Naglis
(2 - 0 - 1)
Win
KO
2011-06-02 Josip Jalusic
(10 - 23 - 1)
Win
TKO
2010-06-12 Gabor Zsalek
(7 - 8 - 1)
Win
TKO
2009-10-11 Raulis Racilauskas
(debut)
Win
UD

All Mairis Briedis's losses

Who all beat Mairis Briedis?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-05-18 Jai Opetaia
(24 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Cruiserweight (vacant)
2022-07-02 Jai Opetaia
(21 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
IBF World Cruiserweight
2018-01-27 Oleksandr Usyk
(13 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
WBC World Cruiserweight
WBO World Cruiserweight

Mairis Briedis Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Favorite
    Opetaia to win: 1/2
  • Underdog
    Briedis to win: 2/1

Prediction

Jacob Baker
Who will win: Opetaia or Briedis?

Opetaia and Briedis are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Jai Opetaia will win by technical knockout.

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