Cassius Baloyi

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Cassius Baloyi
Statistics
Real name Ponani Cassius Baloyi
Nickname(s) The Hit Man
Mr. Shy Guy
Rated at Super Featherweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Nationality South African
Born (1974-11-05) 5 November 1974 (age 42)
Malamulele, South Africa
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 46
Wins 37
Wins by KO 19
Losses 8
Draws 1
No contests 0

Cassius Baloyi, (born on 5 November 1974 in Malamulele, South Africa), is a retired professional boxer.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Mr. Shy Guy", Baloyi turned pro in 1994 and captured the Vacant IBF Super Featherweight Title in 2006 with a TKO win over Manuel Medina. He lost the title in his first defense to Gairy St Clair later in the year, but regained the title by defeating compatriot Mzonke Fana on 12 April 2008. His most recent defense in September 2008 was against Javier Osvaldo Alvarez, whom he knocked down three times on the way to a TKO victory. On 12 April 2008, Baloyi lost his title to Malcolm Klassen when the referee stopped the fight during the seventh round after Klassen overpowered Baloyi. After the fight it was reported that Baloyi was disappointed with his trainer. Baloyi has retired from professional boxing and is now a Pro and Amateur boxing coach in Johannesburg.

Baloyi is the only South African to ever win 6 World Titles. Baloyi was named "Boxer of the Year" for 2008 at the Boxing SA Annual Awards at a banquet held at Carnival City in Brakpan.[1]

Boxing Academy[edit]

The Cassius Baloyi Boxing Academy was launched in January 2010 – a non-profit company dedicated to teaching boxing to underprivileged youths, particularly those living in Alexendra. The Academy is affiliated with Sanabo and the local Boxing Committee JABO.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
46 fights 37 wins 8 losses
By knockout 19 1
By decision 18 7
Draws 1
No contests 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
46 Loss 37-8-1 South Africa Malcolm Klassen UD 8 Oct 14, 2012 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Baloyi announced his retirement after the fight.
45 Loss 37-7-1 Namibia Paulus Moses SD 10 Jul 28, 2012 Namibia Ramatex Factory, Windhoek, Namibia For vacant WBO International lightweight title
44 Loss 37-6-1 Dominican Republic Argenis Mendez UD 12 Jan 29, 2011 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa For IBF super featherweight title eliminator
43 Loss 37-5-1 South Africa Mzonke Fana UD 12 Sep 1, 2010 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa For vacant IBF super featherweight title
42 Win 37-4-1 Argentina Roberto David Arrieta UD 12 Oct 30, 2009 South Africa Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Won IBF super featherweight title eliminator
41 Loss 36-4-1 South Africa Malcolm Klassen TKO 7 (12), 2:42 Apr 18, 2009 South Africa North-West University Sports Complex, Mafikeng, North-West, South Africa Lost IBF super featherweight title
40 Win 36-3-1 Argentina Javier Osvaldo Alvarez TKO 3 (12), 0:28 Sep 13, 2008 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa Retained IBF super featherweight title
39 Win 35-3-1 South Africa Mzonke Fana MD 12 Apr 12, 2008 South Africa North-West University Sports Complex, Mafikeng, North-West, South Africa Won IBF super featherweight title
38 Win 34-3-1 Guyana Gairy St. Clair UD 12 Nov 12, 2007 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa Won IBF super featherweight title eliminator
37 Draw 33-3-1 Mexico Manuel Medina TD 4 (12) Jul 5, 2007 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa For IBF Super Featherweight Title Eliminator
36 Win 33-3 Argentina Nazareno Gaston Ruiz TKO 3 (12), 1:06 Feb 3, 2007 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa Won Vacant IBO super featherweight title
35 Loss 32-3 Guyana Gairy St. Clair UD 12 Jul 29, 2006 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa Lost IBF and IBO super featherweight titles
34 Win 32-2 Mexico Manuel Medina TKO 11 (12), 2:19 May 31, 2006 United States Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Washington, USA Won Vacant IBF and IBO super featherweight titles
33 Loss 31-2 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo UD 12 Aug 31, 2005 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Won Vacant IBO lightweight title
32 Win 31-1 South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba UD 12 Apr 16, 2005 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Retained IBO super featherweight title
31 Win 30-1 South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba UD 12 Nov 20, 2004 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Retained IBO super featherweight title
30 Win 29-1 Argentina Juan Gerardo Cabrera UD 12 Mar 27, 2004 South Africa Carousel Hotel & Casino, Temba, North-West, South Africa Retained IBO super featherweight title
29 Win 28-1 South Africa Mbulelo Botile TKO 11 (12), 2:58 Oct 26, 2002 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Retained IBO super featherweight title
28 Win 27-1 Philippines Tiger Ari TKO 6 (12) Apr 17, 2002 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Won Vacant IBO super featherweight title
27 Loss 26-1 South Africa Phillip Ndou UD 12 Nov 3, 2001 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa For WBU super featherweight title
26 Win 26-0 Argentina Jorge Antonio Paredes TKO 7 (12) Aug 22, 2001 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa Retained WBU featherweight title
25 Win 25-0 Wales Steve Robinson MD 12 Nov 3, 2000 WalesLeisure Centre, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United Kingdom Retained WBU featherweight title
24 Win 24-0 Mexico Baudilio Hernandez KO 1 (12) Sep 1, 2000 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Retained WBU featherweight title
23 Win 23-0 Mexico Héctor Lizárraga KO 1 (12), 2:59 May 24, 2000 South AfricaCarnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa Retained WBU featherweight title
22 Win 22-0 Scotland Brian Carr TKO 10 (12) Jun 26, 1999 ScotlandKelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Retained WBU featherweight title
21 Win 21-0 Nigeria Said Lawal RTD 8 (12), 3:00 Apr 1, 1999 England Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom Retained WBU featherweight title
20 Win 20-0 Argentina Domingo Damigella TKO 10(12) Sep 12, 1998 United States Martz Hall, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA Retained WBU featherweight title
19 Win 19-0 Argentina Sergio Rafael Liendo UD 12 Apr 24, 1998 United States San Jose Arena, San Jose, California, USA Won Vacant WBU featherweight title
18 Win 18-0 Hungary László Bognár TKO 7 (12), 2:16 Nov 15, 1997 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa Retained WBU super bantamweight title
17 Win 17-0 Mexico Jose de Jesus Garcia TKO 2 (12), 2:32 Jun 28, 1997 South Africa Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Retained WBU super bantamweight title
16 Win 16-0 South Africa Anton Gilmore UD 12 Mar 22, 1997 South Africa Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Retained WBU super bantamweight title
15 Win 15-0 United States Frank Toledo UD 12 Nov 15, 1996 United States Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA Won WBU World super bantamweight title
14 Win 14-0 South Africa Kororo Goduka TKO 3 (10) Sep 10, 1996 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
13 Win 13-0 Wales Peter Harris PTS 6 Jul 6, 1996 England Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
12 Win 12-0 England Peter Judson PTS 6 Mar 16, 1996 Scotland Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
11 Win 11-0 South Africa Sipho Kahlane TKO 2 (8) Jan 30, 1996 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
10 Win 10-0 South Africa Luvuyo Mdiniso PTS 8 Nov 28, 1995 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
9 Win 9-0 South Africa Robert Kgaswe TKO 2 (6) Nov 4, 1995 South Africa Superbowl, Sun City, North-West, South Africa
8 Win 8-0 South Africa Edward Dlamini PTS 6 Aug 19, 1995 South AfricaSuperbowl, Sun City, North-West, South Africa
7 Win 7-0 Panama Reinhold Campa PTS 8 Apr 25, 1995 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
6 Win 6-0 South Africa Hendrick Makolane TKO 3 (6) Feb 28, 1995 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
5 Win 5-0 United States James McCloskey TKO 3 (6) Jan 25, 1995 United States Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
4 Win 4-0 South Africa Kobie Buys TKO 4 (6) Dec 6, 1994 South Africa Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
3 Win 3-0 Mexico Jose Maria Castillo PTS 4 Nov 1, 1994 United States MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
2 Win 2-0 South Africa Martin Mnyandu PTS 4 Jun 25, 1994 South Africa Convention Centre, Mmabatho, North-West, South Africa
1 Win 1-0 South Africa Isaac Skosana PTS 4 Mar 13, 1994 South Africa Don Mateman Hall, Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Professional debut

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References[edit]

[2] [3] [4]

  1. ^ "Cassius Baloyi : Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Cassius Baloyi vs. Gairy St Clair". BoxRec. Retrieved 2017-05-07. 

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Vacant
Title last held by
Marco Antonio Barrera
IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
31 May 2006 – 29 July 2006
Succeeded by
Gairy St. Clair
Preceded by
Mzonke Fana
IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
12 April 2008 – 18 April 2009
Succeeded by
Malcolm Klassen