Jai Opetaia

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Jai Opetaia
Born Jai Opetaia
(1995-06-30) June 30, 1995 (age 21)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Residence New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity Samoan
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 217.75 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Reach 193 cm (76.0 in)
Stance Southpaw
Professional boxing record
Total 11
Wins 11
By knockout 8
Losses 0
By knockout 0
Draws 0
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec

Jai Opetaia (born 30 June 1995, Sydney, New South Whales, Australia) is a Samoan Australian professional boxer.

Amateur career[edit]

In Opetaia amateur career, he 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 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]

In 2012, Opetaia got bronze medal at the AIBA World Youth Championships in the heavyweight division. Later that year, Opetaia competed at the 2012 Olympics, however didn't get passed the first round of the tournament.

Personal life[edit]

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

Professional boxing titles[edit]

  • Australia - New South Wales State heavyweight title (209 Ibs)

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
11 fights 11 wins 0 losses
By knockout 8 0
By decision 3 0
Draws 0

[5]

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
12 Australia Daniel Ammann 15 July 2017 Australia Wests City Club, Newcastle, New South Wales
11 Win 11–0 Australia Moses Havea TKO 2 (8) 1:03 12 May 2017 Australia North Sydney Leagues Club, Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia Australia - New South Wales State heavyweight title
10 Win 10–0 Australia Kyle Brumby TKO 1 (8) 1:26 8 April 2017 Australia Doltone House, Sylvania Waters, New South Wales, Australia
9 Win 9–0 Samoa Togasilimai Letoa TKO 2 (4)
0:30
10 February 2017 Samoa Faleata Sports Complex Gym 1, Apia, Samoa
8 Win 8–0 New Zealand Isileli Fa TKO 3 (6)
0:36
23 December 2016 Australia Southern Cross Group Stadium, Woolooware, New South Wales, Australia
7 Win 7–0 Australia Peter Brennan KO 1 (8)
2:46
9 December 2016 Australia Horden Pavilion, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia vacant Australia - New South Wales State heavyweight title
6 Win 6–0 Australia Uria Afamasaga TKO 2 (4)
0:37
14 October 2016 Australia Silverdome Basketball Stadium, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
5 Win 5–0 New Zealand Sefo Falekaono KO 6 (6)
1:11
22 July 2016 Australia Mediterranean House, Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia
4 Win 4–0 Mexico Orlando Vazquez UD 4 23 April 2016 Mexico Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
3 Win 3–0 Australia Randall Rayment UD 6 28 November 2015 New Zealand Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield, Queensland, Australia
2 Win 2–0 New Zealand Rob Manual TKO 1 (4)
2:46
14 August 2015 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
1 Win 1–0 New Zealand Isileli Fa UD 4 1 August 2015 New Zealand Stadium Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Article
  2. ^ Results
  3. ^ Results
  4. ^ http://www.london2012.com/athlete/opetaia-jai-tapu-1125172/
  5. ^ "Jai Opetaia". Boxrec. Retrieved 23 October 2016.