Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis Title fight: As they will finally have the opportunity to physically contact one another, Jai Opetaia and Mairis Briedis are expected to receive hefty compensation for their difficulties.
The Australian star’s maiden world title battle will be against Briedis (28-1, 20KO) for the IBF and Ring magazine cruiserweight titles.
Briedis vs Opetaia
Opetaia faces a tremendous challenge in defeating three-time world champion Briedis.
Being one weight class below the heavyweights, who are frequently in the spotlight, the cruiserweight division frequently struggles to attract much attention.
In terms of their different pay days, foxsports.com.au understands Briedis and Opetaia will buck that pattern.
Opetaia is anticipated to make well over six figures, while Briedis will make little under $1 million.
It is also acknowledged that each purse is all-inclusive.
AUSSIE STAR ATTAINS THE NIGHT’S FIRST TITLE
With her victory over Yoselin Fernandez of Venezuela for the IBF super-flyweight world youth title, Taylah Robertson became the first Australian of the evening to win a world title.
Before the referee stopped the bout in the final round, Robertson had overpowered Fernandez throughout the whole contest.
The 24-year-old, who moved to a 6-1 record, gave an incredible effort from beginning to end.
WILD WALKOUT BY KIWI STAR ASTOUNDS AGAIN
David Nyika’s Boba Fett-costumed walkout during the George Kambosos vs. Devin Haney undercard was the finest, and he repeated the feat on the Mairis Briedis vs. Jai Opetaia undercard.
The Kiwi continued his obsession with all things Disney by wearing an attire inspired by Mulan, but his performance was anything from kiddish.
Louis Marsters launched an early assault at Nyika in their cruiserweight match, but Nyika fought back and won by TKO in the second round.
Marsters was brought to his knees with a brutal body shot, which led the referee to intervene and call time on the bout as Nyika improved to 4-0.
FULL FIGHT CARD
For the IBF and Ring Magazine cruiserweight world titles, Mairis Briedis will face Jai Opetaia.
Beau Hartas vs. Isaac Hardman in a middleweight match
Conor Wallace vs. Faris Chevalier for the WBA Oceania light-heavyweight championship
Koen Mazoudier was defeated by Joel Camilleri by split decision (98-92, 99-92, 95-96) to win the WBA Oceania and WBC Australasian super-welterweight titles.
Yoselin Fernandez was defeated by Taylah Robertson in Round 10 by TKO to win the IBF super-flyweight world youth title.
Featherweight Dana Coolwell defeats Lorenz Ladrada by way of TKO in Round 4.
Louis Marsters gets defeated by David Nyika, a cruiserweight, via TKO in Round 2.
Featherweight Miles Zalewski defeats Shiva Mishra by RTD in Round 6.