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Old 08-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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we all know racist KKKel hates "coconuts" as he calls them. he hates how i have said one day they will domminate world heavyweight boxing. he hates that they are successful in rugby league, union and are big, strong, smart athletes.

despite the haters, time and again, the peoples of the pacific are finally coming to the fore in aus sport and onto the world stage. never before have they have the pathway to world honours as they do now.

despite racists like KKKel, most aussies will get behind blokes like jai, cheering them on to do aussie proud.

you did fine jai. there isnt many like KKKel on this forum or in OZ. go hard mate!


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Jai Opetaia Personal information Full name Jai Opetaia Nationality [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Born 30 June 1995 (age 17)
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Weight 91 kg (200 lb) Sport Sport Boxing
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Club Wyongah Gym Jai Opetaia (born 1995) is a Samoan Australian amateur boxer who won the Light Heavyweight title at the 2011 Junior World Championships then qualified for the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] as a Heavyweight at the age of 16, making him the youngest ever Australian Olympic boxer.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Opetaia, a southpaw counterpuncher, won the Junior World title in Kazakhstan in July 2011.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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He was born in Sydney as far as i know
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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just saw his fight on tv. he will be 21 at the next olympics. big chance to medal if he doesnt go pro...
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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He is talking about the 2016 Olympics, so may be a long way off turning pro
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at 6'2 he is going to need all the smarts he can get. he needs the experience of fighting taller opponents. staying am is a great move imo.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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Yep, only a Young fella, has plenty of time, no need to rush, Will have only just turned 21 after the next Olympics
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Both NZ and to a lesser extent AUS have a big pool to get a lot of P.I fighters out there, with the right training, they could be a force on the AM boxing scene..
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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Seems even the islanders admit they struggle a bit with aerobic fitness, i dont know how you battle that, i suppose they have to work extra hard, its ok if they can KO a bloke in the early rounds but to go the distance seems a bit of a struggle
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #9
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just saw his fight on tv. he will be 21 at the next olympics. big chance to medal if he doesnt go pro...
Heard it was a close fight, how did it go in your opinion?
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it was a good fight that couldve gone either way. Did anybody see the iranian guy get dq'd against the cuban? bullshit decision imo and the iranian was rightly pissed off , he left the ring before the decision was announced,some of these refs are absolute cunts.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:17 AM   #11
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Hope he stays for commonwealth games gold atleast
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:35 AM   #12
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Heard it was a close fight, how did it go in your opinion?
got caught in 'no mans land' a bit. probably lost him the fight.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:35 AM   #13
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Googled him, saw his pic then had a look at his age. hahaha.
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