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
Record: 22-0 (17 KOs)
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
Record: 15-0 (12 KOs)
Last Fight: Thompson stopped former British champion Luke Watkins in sixth-rounds, making the first defence of his IBF European cruiserweight title.
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
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