Mairis Briedis v Jai Opetaia: Cruiserweight world title fight preview and how to watch live
Your preview of the Briedis v Opetaia world title bout on the Gold Coast, Saturday 2 July, plus when and how to watch live at Main Event on Kayo.
Australian boxer Jai Opetaia fights Latvian reigning world champion Mairis Briedis for the IBF and Ring Magazine cruiserweight world title this Saturday night (2 July) on the Gold Coast.
Briedis v Opetaia preview
Saturday night, undefeated 27-year-old cruiserweight Jai Opetaia from Sydney will challenge 37-year-old Mairis Briedis for the IBF world title of their weight division.
Briedis heads to Australia having lost just one of 28 career fights, 20 by knockout. Ten years his junior, Opetaia has just seven less fights to his name heading into his first tilt at the crown winning 17 by KO.
Opetaia became Australia's youngest ever Olympic boxer after winning the 2012 Australian under 91kg heavyweight title and was 17 when he competed in London. His last fight was a TKO win over Queenslander Daniel Russell in December.
It goes without saying Saturday is the biggest fight of his life.
What time is the Briedis v Opetaia fight?
Coverage of the undercard live on Main Event at Kayo starts from 7pm (AEST), 6.30pm (ACST) and 5pm (AWST), Saturday 2 July.
Briedis and Opetaia are expected to take to the ring by 9pm (AEST), 8.30pm (ACST) and 7pm (AWST).
Where is the fight?
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach.
How do I watch the fight?
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