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Australian professional boxer Jai Opetaia gets his chance at the IBF cruiserweight title when he fights champion Mairis Briedis later this year.

Opetaia got the opportunity to fight for the world championship after a brilliant TKO win against Ben Kelleher in October 2020.

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When is Opetaia vs. Briedis?

The parties had agreed to a fight on April 6 but the bout was postponed slightly after Briedis contracted COVID-19 and then the flu.

A new date - Wednesday, May 11 - was then agreed, but Opetaia suffered a rib injury in training.

Organisers have now landed on Saturday, July 2.

Opetaia last fought in December, a three-round stoppage of Daniel Russell.

For Briedis, it will be even longer between bouts, having most recently stopped Artur Mann in three rounds in October.

Check back closer to the event for updated timings.

Where is Opetaia vs. Briedis?

The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre will play host to the world title bout.

While the date has changed several times, the venue has remained the same, giving fight fans on the Gold Coast the chance to see some world-class action.

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How to watch the fight in Australia?

Opetaia vs. Briedis will take place on Foxtel's pay-per-view service, Main Event.

Check back closer to the fight for details.

Opetaia vs. Briedis tickets

Tickets for the event are on sale through Ticketek now.

Fans can catch a glimpse of the cruiserweight world title fight in person for just $39.95.

Get yours here.

What are the betting odds?

Betting odds are not available for this fight.

Full fight card

The fight card has not yet been announced.

Who is Jai Opetaia?

Read more about Opetaia here.

The Aussie boxer has a record of 21-0, he has been on a tear in recent years and is next in line for the cruiserweight world title.

Opetaia qualified for the 2012 Olympics as a heavyweight at the age of 16, making him the youngest ever Australian Olympic boxer.

The 26-year-old competes in the cruiserweight division weighing 86.2kg for his fights and stands at 193cm with a reach of 193cm.

The cruiserweight is undefeated in his professional career with 21 wins and 17 by KO.

Who is Mairis Briedis?

Opetaia is fighting three-time cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis, who is in ranked number 13 on BoxRec's pound-for-pound list.

Briedis became the first Latvian to hold a world boxing championship when he won the cruiserweight title in 2017.

The 37-year-old has only one loss in his professional career to recent heavyweight world champion Olesksandr Usyk, who defeated Anthony Joshua in September.

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