Everything You Need To Know About Jai Opetaia Vs Jordan Thompson

When, where and how to watch the IBF cruiserweight title clash
07:02, 26 Sep 2023

Jordan Thompson gets the chance of a lifetime as he goes up against IBF cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia this weekend. In a tremendous coup for Matchroom Boxing, they have secured the world title fight in the UK. London will play host to this huge opportunity for the unbeaten Thompson to break onto the world scene.

There is further world title action on the card, with IBF super bantamweight queen Ellie Scotney defending her title against the experienced Laura Soledad Griffa. Rhiannon Dixon contests the vacant European lightweight title with Katharina Thanderz while the undercard features outings for Cheavon Clarke and Shannon Ryan.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of a night of capital combat. 

Where: OVO Arena, Wembley, London, UK

When: Saturday 30th September, 7pm UK time

How To Watch: DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand)

Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Age: 28

Record: 22-0 (17 KOs)

Height: 6’2” 

Reach: 76’’ 

Last Fight: Opetaia overcame a broken jaw to beat Mairis Briedis via unanimous decision in July 2022 to win the IBF and The Ring cruiserweight titles. The result was considered a huge upset, with three-time champion Briedis’ only previous defeat coming in a unification clash with Oleksandr Usyk.



Place Of Birth: Manchester, UK

Age: 30

Alias: Troublesome

Record: 15-0 (12 KOs)

Height: 6’6”  

Last Fight: Thompson stopped former British champion Luke Watkins in sixth-rounds, making the first defence of his IBF European cruiserweight title.

Full Card:

Jai Opetaia vs. Jordan Thompson; For Opetaia’s IBF world cruiserweight title 

Cheavon Clarke vs. Vasil Ducar; Cruiserweight 

Rhiannon Dixon vs. Katherina Thanderz; Women's lightweight 

George Liddard vs. Peter Kramer; Middleweight 

Ellie Scotney vs. Laura Soledad Griffa; For Scotney’s IBF women’s super bantamweight title Shannon Ryan vs. Xenia Jorneac; Women's super flyweight 

Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Martina Bernile; Women's flyweight 

Jimmy Sains vs. Bartlomiej Stryczek; Middleweight 

Ibraheem Sulaimaan vs. Joshua Ocampo; Lightweight

thompson to beat opetaia: 3/1*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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