Joy Ali

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Not to be confused with Joeli.
Joy Ali
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Real name Zulfikar Joy Ali
Nickname(s) "Jet", "Golden Boy"
Rated at middleweight
Height 5 ft. 9½ in. (177 cm)
Nationality Fiji Fijian
Born (1978-12-22) 22 December 1978 (age 35)
Nadi, Fiji
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 31
Wins by KO 26
Losses 13
Draws 6
No contests 1

Joy "The Jet" Ali, whose real name is Zulfikar Joy Ali (born December 22, 1978), is an Indo-Fijian boxer. Ali was once ranked 13th in the world and, in October 2005, was ranked 15th by the WBA[1] in the Super welterweight division. He beat Gary Comers for the PABA title.[2] He is brother of Junior Farzan Ali, who is regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in the country.

Boxing career[edit]

In 1995, Ali first reported boxing match was against Raven Singh, whom he defeated in the 4th round by a KO, at the National Indoor Stadium, Suva, Fiji.[3] He won the Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) Light Middleweight title, defeating the former World Amateur Bronze Medalist Ercüment Aslan of Turkey. On December 10, 2005, Ali fought against his most important opponent, Javier Mamani from Argentina, who was ranked 9th in the world at that time.[3] A win would have guaranteed Ali a title fight in the WBA. He put his PABA Light Middleweight title on the line, but was KO'd in the first round by Mamani.[3] Ali boxed 6 more times, winning 3 and losing 3. As of 2012, Ali held the Fiji Light Middleweight title. He fought a WBA Asian title fight against Crazy Kim but was knocked out.

Golden Boy promotion[edit]

The main bout was between Ali and Joseph Kwadjo. Before the fight, Ali said that he would knock out Kwadjo, but Kwadjo, with only 12 professional fights, won the Universal Boxing Organisation Intercontinental Super Middleweight title on points.[4] Later, Ali claimed that the referee stole the fight from him as he dropped Kwadjo to the deck without getting a standing count and demanded a rematch.

Kwadjo later stated that he had nothing to prove as he had beaten Joy Ali by the judge's decision. He stated that it was time for Ali to move on. Kwadjo said that if Ali was "good" he might fight him again, since before the fight Joy threw several jibes at him. The fight decision was controversial, but Kwadjo dominated apart from being knocked down. Ali openly challenged Kwadjo again. Kwadjo claimed that he wants to fight for Fiji, because despite being from another country he received more cheers than Ali.

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