After a number of postponements, Jai Opetaia will finally get his shot at the IBF cruiserweight title when he takes on Mairis Briedis this coming Saturday.
Undefeated in 21 fights as a professional, Opetaia will be Briedis' toughest test since losing to Oleksandr Usyk in 2018.
The pair were orignally set to meet on April 6, but this was cancelled after the Latvian champion contraced COVID-19 then the flu.
May 11 was made the new fight date as a result, but this was then cancelled after Opetaia suffered a rib injury.
Now with hopefully no more hiccups, the two men will finally meet on Saturday, July 2.
Here's everything you need to know about Briedis vs. Opetaia.
When is Briedis vs. Opetaia? date, start time
- Date: Saturday, July 2
- Main card: 7 p.m. AEST / 10 a.m. BST / 5 a.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 9 p.m. AEST / 12 p.m. BST / 7 a.m. ET
The main card is set to get underway at 7 p.m. AEST / 10 a.m. BST / 5 a.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 9 p.m. AEST / 12 p.m. BST / 7 a.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
What channel/stream is Briedis vs. Opetaia?
- AUS: Foxtel PPV
- U.S.: FITE TV, ESPN+
- UK: FITE TV
Fans in Australia can watch the fight on Foxtel PPV for $59.95. FITE TV will broadcast the fight in the U.S. and UK. Also, ESPN+ will air the fight in the U.S.
Where is the Briedis vs. Opetaia fight?
The fight will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Mairis Briedis record and bio
- Nationality: Latvia
- Date of Birth: January 13, 1985
- Height: 6' 1"
- Reach: 75"
- Total Fights: 29
- Record: 28-1 (20 KOs)
Jai Opetaia Record and Bio
- Nationality: Australia
- Date of Birth: June 30, 1995
- Height: 6' 3"
- Reach: 76"
- Total Fights: 21
- Record: 21-0 (17 KOs)
Briedis vs. Opetaia fight card
- Mairis Briedis vs. Jai Opetaia for Briedis' IBF world cruiserweight title
- Isaac Hardman vs. Beau Hartas; Middleweight
- Dana Coolwell vs. Lorenz Ladrada; Featherweight
- Taylah Robertson vs. Yoselin Rodriguez; Women's super flyweight
- Faris Chevalier vs. Conor Wallace; Light heavyweight
- Joel Camilleri vs. Koen Mazoudier; Super welterweight
- David Nyika vs. Louis Marsters; Cruiserweight
- Austin Aokuso vs. Laurence Titter; Catchweight
- Miles Zalweski vs. Shiva Mishra; Featherweight