Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis IBF cruiserweight world title fight — when is the fight? How can I watch?
Although he possesses a formidable knockout record, Opetaia is a clever boxer, a southpaw whose movement makes him an elusive target and tricky prospect for any opponent.
Australian boxing doyen Jeff Fenech rates Opetaia as one of the most skilled, if not the most skilled big man to come out of Australia.He's picked up three TKO wins in his last three fights despite boxing with an injured hand.
Now, despite needing surgery on a rib injury a few weeks ago, his promoter Dean Lonergan said that he is the fittest he's ever been.
"The hat is from the movie, Crocodile Dundee, the original guy is a fellow from Latvia," Briedis told media."In Australia now I'm like Crocodile Harry. I need to dedicate this fight to my fellow from Latvia.
"I saw for the first time Australia, and I learned about this story, and it's very exciting for me." So which character is Briedis, and which is Opetaia?
"I'm not the crocodile. I'm like my fellow from Latvia, a hunter. A crocodile hunter," the champion says.
The irony of the bizarre kit was Briedis looked more fair-dinkum Aussie than Opetaia as the pair sat two metres apart at their penultimate meeting before Saturday's title fight.
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