SO, WHO EXACTLY IS

JAI OPETAIA?

Jai Opetaia (born 1995) is a Samoan Australian 4th generation boxer on his Dad’s side and 3rd on his Mum’s, boxing is in his blood. Jai won the Light Heavyweight title at the 2011 Junior World Championships then qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as a Heavyweight at the age of 16, making him the youngest ever Australian Olympic boxer. He was controversially defeated in a split decision by the eventual Silver Medalist winner. When you think, no Australian has even won a gold medal in Boxing puts his
achievements into perspective. 
Now, at age 24, Jai has had Nineteen professional fights for Nineteen impressive wins. Fifteen of those fights won by KO. Jai is currently ranked in the top ten of all four major sanctioning bodies. 

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Boxing Career

World Ranked Cruiserweight

5th IBF

6th WBA

9th WBC

10th WBO

WBO Asian Pacific Champion

WBO Global Champion

ANBF Australian Boxer of the year 2018

IBF Pan Pacific Champion

WBA Oceania Champion

World Youth IBF Champion

2 x Australian Titles

OPBF Champion

NSW Champion

19 x fights, 19 x wins, 15 x KO's

Turned Professional in 2015 as Cruiserweight

3 x Australian Golden Gloves

6 x Australian Titles

6 x NSW Titles

Commonwealth Games in 2014

Member Australian Olympic Team at 16 years old for the 2012 Olympics (the youngest ever Australian boxer)

Won World Junior Championships at 16 years old

Bronze Medallist at Youth World Championships 2011 at 15 years old

Amateur Career – over 130 fights

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