Joy Ali

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Not to be confused with Joeli.
Joy Ali
Statistics
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
Nadi, Fiji
Died 5 January 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 36)
Suva, Fiji
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 31
Wins by KO 26
Losses 13
Draws 6
No contests 1

Zulfikar Joy Ali (22 December 1978 – 5 January 2015) was 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 was the brother of Junior Farzan Ali.

Boxing career[edit]

In 1995, Ali's first reported boxing match was against Raven Singh, whom he defeated in the fourth 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 10 December 2005, he fought against his most important opponent, Javier Mamani from Argentina, who was ranked ninth 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. Ali boxed six more times, winning three and losing three. As of 2012, Ali held the Fiji Light Middleweight title. He fought a WBA Asian title fight against Crazy Kim, but was knocked out.[1][3]

Golden Boy promotion[edit]

The main bout on the card for the event was the matchup between Ali and Joseph Kwadjo for the Universal Boxing Organisation Intercontinental super middleweight title. Before the fight, Ali said that he would knock out Kwadjo, but Kwadjo won the title on points.[4]

Death[edit]

Ali died on 5 January 2015, aged 36, at the CWM Hospital in Suva.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile, boxnews.com.ua; accessed 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=154108&cat=boxer
  3. ^ a b c Profile, boxrec.com; accessed 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ Joy for Kwadjo, fijitimes.com.fj; accessed 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Joy Ali's death shocking for his family", fbc.com.fj; accessed 5 January 2015.

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