Jai Opetaia

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Jai Opetaia
Personal information
Full name Jai Opetaia
Nationality  Australia
Born (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 19)
Sydney, New South Wales
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Heavyweight
Club All Sorts Wellbeing & Fitness Centre — Wyong

Jai Opetaia (born 1995) is a Samoan Australian amateur boxer who won the Light Heavyweight title at the 2011 Junior World Championships then qualified for the 2012 Olympics as a Heavyweight at the age of 16, making him the youngest ever Australian Olympic boxer.[1]

Opetaia, a southpaw counterpuncher, won the Junior World title in Kazakhstan in July 2011.[2]

At the Olympic qualifier in Canberra 2012 he had a tough final against New Zealander David Light but prevailed 15:10.[3]

He is related to Australian soccer player Tim Cahill and rugby league Ben Roberts of Parramatta Eels.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Article
  2. ^ Results
  3. ^ Results
  4. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/opetaia-jai-tapu-1125172/