AUSTRALIAN boxing world champion Jai Opetaia was slammed by a magistrate for aggressive behaviour towards police and urinating in his cell after an arrest.
Opetaia was charged with remaining in the vicinity of a licensed premises after being excluded, behaving in an offensive manner in a public place and using offensive language in a public place.
Jai Opetaia was slammed by a magistrate for aggressive behaviour towards police
The IBF champion became aggressive and refused to answer police questions.
And court documents revealing he began banging on his cell door, urinated in his dock and verbally abused officers following his recent arrest.
Charges relate to an August 14 night out in Sydney where the unbeaten boxer and a friend attempted to enter Home Nightclub on Cockle Bay Wharf.
The pair walked towards the exit to the premises, where the security guard denied them entry – telling them to use the correct entrance.
They then moved towards the security guard, prompting five men to grab Opetaia and move him away.
The cruiserweight star was asked to leave after getting into an argument with security – but he remained in the area.
He was restrained until police arrived and put him in handcuffs.
According to court documents, Opetaia became aggressive with police and loudly said ‘f**k you’ to the officers who gave him a final warning and told him he was being recorded.
He said: “You f***ing idiots, I’ve sat here arrested… for nothing.”
He also shouted at one officer: “You are a dumb four-eyed piece of s***.”
Opetaia faced court for the first time on Wednesday where defence lawyer Jason Murakami entered a plea of guilty on his behalf.
Mr Murakami asked magistrate Daniel Covington to consider “exercising discretion” given that Opetaia entered a guilty plea, had no criminal history and the objective seriousness was low.
The lawyer said his client was very remorseful and worried about his poor behaviour more than his sporting career being affected.
Opetaia shot to fame in July when he defeated Latvian Mairis Briedis, 37, to win his title belt.
He has also represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics at the age of just 16 and then the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Jai Opetaia beat Mairis Briedis for the IBF cruiserweight title
Frequently Asked Questions
How to throw your jab.
Follow this step-by-step guide to throw a jab.
- Get up with both feet.
- Arrest your arm high above your shoulder.
- Bring your fist down towards your target.
- After hitting your target arm, lift your arm up.
- Repeat steps 1 to 4.
What are the main types of boxing glove?
There are three main types for boxing gloves: mitts or fingerless mitts. The padding around the knuckles of mitten gloves is called padding. Fingerless mitts do not have padding around the knuckles, but they still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding on the entire hand.
Mittens can be used for hitting the fist with your fist. Fingerless mitt gloves are used for punching or striking with the knuckle of the index finger. Boxing gloves with full-fingering are designed for punching with your entire fist.
What is the difference in a left and right hook?
A left-hand hook is thrown on the side of a body while a lateral cross is thrown on the front.
A left hook can be thrown with the opponent’s back facing you. The elbow is bent 90 degrees, while the wrist is turned 45 degrees towards the opponent.
A right cross can be thrown with the palm facing towards the opponent’s face, and the elbow straight. The opponent’s wrist is rotated 45 degrees to the side.
How long do boxers train a day?
Boxing trainers usually work out at least 4 hours a day. They learn new moves and practice their punches. Boxers can spar up to 10 times per week.
How many punches does a human take to get through a round?
A punch is defined by “a blow delivered using a fist”. A punch can only be taken once per person. If someone hits you in your face, it is punching. You cannot hit the person back. That would be two punches.
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These are the basics of boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. It is a fight between two opponents. Different countries have different rules. In general, there are three types of boxing; Amateur, Professional and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. There are many styles of amateur boxing such as Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Karate, Judo and Wrestling, among others.
Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They have protective equipment such as mouthpieces. Professional boxing competitions have six rounds that last four minutes each. There are several different styles of professional boxing including Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and others.
Olympic boxing is done at the Olympics. Boxers wear special protective gear, which must conform to international standards. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. Only two types of Olympic boxing are available: Light Flyweight or Heavyweight.
Boxing is based on the following skills:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Moving your body
- Spare parts
There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch is unique. Some punches require more strength than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.
There are also various punching combinations. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. An entire combination could have several parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does this by using his legs, arms, elbows, hands, knees and feet.
Boxers should use the legs to protect themselves against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. However, if the attack comes from behind, he stands up straight and blocks the kick with his foot.
Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use the power of their hands to block any incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. They then touch the attackers fist.
Boxers should bend their knees when receiving blows to the abdomen, stomach, or chest. Defense purposes are often served by knee strikes.
If he is being attacked, a boxer must take a step back and counter-attack. This will allow him to gain distance from his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.
Boxing is only possible if a boxer has a clear stance. The way he defends himself will be determined by his stance. It is how he positions himself and where he faces the opponent. Boxers have many options for stances. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This involves changing position, speed and rhythm.
Boxers rotate their arms when they throw a punch. Different types of punches require different speeds for the rotation.
The timing of each individual punch affects the effectiveness or failure of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.
Sparring is a practice session designed to improve boxing skills . A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
You need to have patience and dedication in order to learn how boxing works. To become a better boxer, you must train hard and for a long time.