Nkosinathi Joyi

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Nkosinathi Joyi
Statistics
Real name Nkosinathi Joyi
Nickname(s) Mabere
Rated at Minimumweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality South African
Born (1983-01-01) 1 January 1983 (age 31)
Mdantsane, South Africa
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 24
Wins by KO 17
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 1

Nkosinathi Joyi (born 1 January 1983 in Mdantsane, South Africa), is a South African professional boxer with a southpaw stance who goes by the nickname of "Mabere". Joyi is the former IBF Minimumweight world champion, he was ranked by BoxRec and The Ring Magazine as the number one boxer in the Minimumweight division.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Joyi, who has fought his entire career in South Africa, made his professional debut on 28 April 2002 in Queenstown. He beat Dalisizwe Komani over the six round distance to make a winning start to his career. Joyi won his first minor championship on 24 April 2004, beating Mzikayse Foslare to win the South African minimumweight title.[2]

Minimumweight world title[edit]

The first major fight of his career came on 26 June 2009 in East London, where he fought the Filipino boxer Florante Condes in an IBF Minimumweight title eliminator. Joyi won the fight by a wide unanimous decision with scores of: 120-107 (twice) and 119-108.[3] In his next fight, on 26 March 2010 and also in East London, Joyi challenged for the IBF title against the Mexican Raúl García. Joyi once again gained a unanimous points decision and claimed García's title, the scores were 119-109 (twice) and 118-110.[4] On 29 January 2011, Joyi faced former WBC Minimumweight champion, Katsunari Takayama. Joyi appeared to be in full control of the bout until the third round, when an accidental clash of heads opened a deep cut along Takayama's hairline. Since four rounds had not been completed, the bout was ruled a no-contest.[5] Joyi then defeated Takayama via a unanimous decision in a direct rematch on 30 March 2012 in East London. He had reportedly injured his left hand in the second round of that fight. Joyi’s promoter Branco Milenkovic has planned to stage a unification match.[6] However, two of the other three champions of the four major sanctioning bodies were Japanese. Although Japan's reigning world champions have been allowed to fight in a unification match with any champion of the four major sanctioning bodies since 28 February 2011,[7] the WBC's Kazuto Ioka and the WBA's Akira Yaegashi were due to fight in their title unification bout.[8] So, they were unavailable until at least June 2012.

In Joyi's first fight outside of South Africa, he suffered an upset knockout loss at the hands of local fighter Mario Rodriguez (14-6-4) in Sinaloa, Mexico on 1 September 2012.

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (17 Knockouts), 2 Defeats (1 Knockout), 0 Draws, 1 No Contest[9]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Philippines Rey Loreto N/A - (12) 2014-02-01 Monaco Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco For vacant IBO Light Flyweight title
Win 24-2 Philippines Benezer Alolod KO 9 (12) 2013-08-31 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Won WBC International Light Flyweight title
Loss 23-2 South Africa Hekkie Budler SD 12 2013-06-15 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng For IBO Minimumweight title
Win 23-1 Argentina Walter Rojas TKO 1 (12) 2012-12-08 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane, Eastern Cape Won Vacant WBA International Minimumweight title
Loss 22-1 Mexico Mario Rodriguez KO 7 (12) 2012-09-01 Mexico Gimnasio Municipal Luis Estrada Medina, Guasave, Sinaloa Lost IBF World Minimumweight title
Win 22-0 Japan Katsunari Takayama UD 12 2012-03-30 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained IBF World Minimumweight title
NC 21-0 Japan Katsunari Takayama NC 3 (12), 1;59 2011-01-29 South Africa Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng Retained IBF World Minimumweight title
Win 21-0 Mexico Raúl García UD 12 2010-03-26 South Africa International Convention Centre, East London, Eastern Cape Won IBF World Minimumweight title
Win 20-0 Philippines Florante Condes UD 12 2009-06-26 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape IBF World Minimumweight title eliminator
Win 19-0 Mexico Lorenzo Trejo KO 2 (12), 0:48 2008-11-22 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained IBO Minimumweight title
Win 18-0 Mexico Sammy Gutiérrez TKO 7 (12) 2008-06-27 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained IBO Minimumweight title
Win 17-0 Philippines Gabriel Pumar KO 1 (12), 2:31 2007-11-16 South Africa Great Centenary Hall, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Retained IBO Minimumweight title
Win 16-0 Philippines Armando dela Cruz KO 2 (12), 1:28 2006-11-04 South Africa Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng Won vacant IBO Minimumweight title
Win 15-0 South Africa Thobani Mbangeni TKO 2 (12), 1:39 2006-09-22 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained South African Minimumweight title
Win 14-0 South Africa Thulani Ndyamara TKO 1 (12), 2:58 2006-04-01 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained South African Minimumweight title
Win 13-0 South Africa Mawanda Sineko KO 6 (12) 2005-10-29 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained South African Minimumweight title
Win 12-0 South Africa Mawanda Sineko UD 12 2005-03-05 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained South African Minimumweight title
Win 11-0 South Africa Wele Maqolo UD 12 2004-08-28 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Retained South African Minimumweight title
Win 10-0 South Africa Khuselekile Gada TKO 1 (12), 1:59 2004-07-16 South Africa Great Centenary Hall, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Retained South African Minimumweight title
Win 9-0 South Africa Mzikayse Foslare TKO 1 (12), 1:32 2004-04-24 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape Won vacant South African Minimumweight title
Win 8-0 South Africa Thembinkosi Blou TKO 2 (8) 2004-02-21 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape
Win 7-0 South Africa Elliot Tokona TKO 4 (6) 2003-12-06 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape
Win 6-0 South Africa Sakhumzi Mqadaru TKO 2 (6) 2003-08-02 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape
Win 5-0 South Africa Mlungiseleli Xokoloshe UD 10 2003-04-05 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape
Win 4-0 South Africa Siyabulela Mejeni TKO 1 (6) 2002-12-14 South Africa Mdantsane Indoor Centre, East London, Eastern Cape
Win 3-0 South Africa Khuselekile Gada TKO 2 (6) 2002-08-24 South Africa Gompo Hall, East London, Eastern Cape
Win 2-0 South Africa Makhi Nokhele TKO 3 (6) 2002-06-15 South Africa Moses Twebe Hall, Dimbaza, Eastern Cape
Win 1-0 South Africa Dalisizwe Komani PTS 6 2002-04-28 South Africa Indoor Sports Centre, Queenstown, Eastern Cape Professional Debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE RING RATINGS, Strawweight". The Ring. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "boxer: Nkosinathi Joyi". Boxrec. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "CONDES LOSES LOPSIDED DECISION IN IBF TITLE ELIMINATOR". Inside Sports. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Christ, Scott. "Global Boxing Results: Nkosinathi Joyi tops Raul Garcia". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  5. ^ LaBate, Chris. "Joyi-Takayama a No-Contest, Mendez Decisions Baloyi". BoxingScene. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Mesuli Zifo (4 April 2012). "‘Hexecutioner’ challenges Joyi to a clash". Independent Online. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "委員長会議報告書" (in Japanese). Japan Boxing Commission. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Dan Rafael (17 April 2012). "Can't wait for Ioka-Yaegashi". ESPN. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Nkosinathi Joyi's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.

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Awards and achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Noel Tuñacao
IBO Strawweight Champion
4 November 2006 – June, 2009
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Gideon Buthelezi
Preceded by
Raúl García
IBF Mini Flyweight Champion
26 March 2010 – 1 September 2012
Succeeded by
Mario Rodríguez
Vacant WBA Minimumweight Champion
Inteirm Title

8 December 2012 – present
Incumbent

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