AIR DATE: Jan 20 2021 16:18UTC
EPISODE: Episode 9
Australian Boxer Jai Opetaia – Knuckle Up – Talkin Fight
Watch Knuckle Up with Mike Orr who discusses undefeated Jai Opetaia – an Australian professional boxer who has held the WBA Oceania cruiserweight title since 2019 – today on YouTube or LIVE at talkinfight.com/live Weekday’s at 4pm EST #fury #joshua #bestboxers
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Before my door baby, what’s up how’s it going graham, oh it’s going just fantastic after seeing that suite of girls on instagram who also box, i’m a happy camper right now, um welcome to my core at four knuckle up on talk and fight.
How you doing mike! I’M great man i’m great.
How are you, how are you doing, sir? Really really? Well, that’s good good man couldn’t be better.
Today is a good day.
Today’S a good day, it’s the day before my birthday, so it’s a great day, wow, it’s it’s! It’S i’m young! Today, i’m gon na be old tomorrow: okay, yeah you’re here, so that’s right.
That’S right on your way out, yeah, so yeah um! Today i want to talk about uh jai opitia, exactly exactly you’re you’re, not gon na know who this kid is for sure.
Let’S just say, 10 months ago, uh there was rumor that he uh he uh was gon na fight uh tyson fury.
Actually it was a.
It was a fight that was able to happen.
That uh didn’t happen.
I don’t know if it’s still in the works, but um yeah, this kid he’s an up-and-comer he’s 6-4 he’s a southpaw uh he’s cruiser uh did fight amateur, though at heavy weight at 201 pounds.
Uh he’s got a pro record right now of 20 and 16 knockouts and he’s undefeated um.
This kid, you know he’s got all the talent he’s got the tools he’s got the power he’s, got the footwork the hand speed, but he just hasn’t been put in front of the right opponents.
Yet because you know he’s he’s out of australia um, you know their talent pool, isn’t as talented as you know around the world.
Uh mainly, you know, wait a second.
It’S like they bought kangaroos down there.
That’S probably why i get eaten up by kangaroos.
You ever seen those kangaroos fight, yeah man, they’re, crazy, they’re, crazy.
No, no, no wonder they drink fosters when you get it.
You got ta drink that stuff with a knife and fork, but it’s so disgusting, hey um fighting as a heavyweight, so he has the ability to come up and wait.
Uh he’s tall enough man he’s six four he’s a big kid and he’s southpaw um.
You know that would be nice to see him fight tyson fury but uh.
I think we need to put some.
You know other opponents in front of him before we start talking about big fights like that, but you know this kid’s undefeated he’s got the power to do it.
Man he’s southpaw, i’m pretty sure, he’s the first southpaw young young kid that i’ve talked about on my show.
Um, you know he’s he’s fought extensively in australia as a professional.
It’S just you know, he’s not facing the faces: the the stiffest competition so we’ll just see what 2021 brings for this kid.
Just keep him on your radar.
Um check him out.
It’S jai opitia! I think that’s how you pronounce it he’s samoan, but australian.
So it’s j-a-i-o-p-e-t-a-i-a, it’s how you spell it for all the fans out there who want to look him up check out his fights.
You know the kid’s young he’s talented.
I love these artists.
You know these knockout artists and he’s one of the man he’s he’s got some vicious vicious hands.
He’S got a nice vicious overhand right, man and uh.
You know he loves, he loves those hooks to the body too man, and you know that’s my favorite type of fighter – those guys that just aren’t afraid they get in there.
They don’t give a if they’re getting hit but they’re hitting back, and that’s that’s what he is man.
I you know with the right people underneath him he’s going to be he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with in whatever division he’s in that’s.
For that’s your damn sure so check him out: jay opatia 20.
You know the kids 24.
, let’s uh, let’s hope hope for the best.
For this kid man, let’s see, and especially you know, if, if he’s been offered, you know 10 million pounds uh tyson fury’s been offered 10 million pounds to fight this kid.
You know he’s got to be on somebody’s radar man, so you know you got ta watch him.
I think we’re gon na see big things from 2021 and uh.
That’S who that’s what i’m talking about today, man, that’s uh! That’S pretty much the kid! Oh yeah! No! You have no idea, i know you have no idea who the hell i’m talking about yeah yeah, another one for mike uh, another another one.
For me, man, i bring you those young guys.
You know the young and up and comers the ones that are going to you know, carry us on through the future.
That’S who i’m bringing i’m bringing the kids that are gon na that that hopefully carry this sport well and uh, and then they become great ambassadors for the sport.
So these are the kids neil.
The deal will be talking about next year, yeah yeah.
That’S for sure! That’S for sure, that’s the way it is man tomorrow.
My birthday, i don’t know, maybe we’ll have something uh special planned.
Maybe i’ll smash my birthday cake or something we’ll see it is female friday, according to mike gore, so maybe you’ll have something.
Maybe i have something special: maybe our producer can put up some graphics for you yeah.
I don’t need graphics, man, i’m more animated than that anyway.
Look at this look at this beautiful face here, can’t get more animated all right for all the fans watching out there.
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