|Real name||Nkosinathi Joyi|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
1 January 1983 |
Mdantsane, South Africa
|Wins by KO||17|
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.
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.
Minimumweight world title
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. 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. 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. 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. 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, the WBC's Kazuto Ioka and the WBA's Akira Yaegashi were due to fight in their title unification bout. So, they were unavailable until at least June 2012.
Professional boxing record
|24 Wins (17 Knockouts), 2 Defeats (1 Knockout), 0 Draws, 1 No Contest|
|N/A||N/A||Rey Loreto||N/A||- (12)||2014-02-01||Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco||For vacant IBO Light Flyweight title|
|Win||24-2||Benezer Alolod||KO||9 (12)||2013-08-31||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won WBC International Light Flyweight title|
|Loss||23-2||Hekkie Budler||SD||12||2013-06-15||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||For IBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||23-1||Walter Rojas||TKO||1 (12)||2012-12-08||Mdantsane Indoor Centre, Mdantsane, Eastern Cape||Won Vacant WBA International Minimumweight title|
|Loss||22-1||Mario Rodriguez||KO||7 (12)||2012-09-01||Gimnasio Municipal Luis Estrada Medina, Guasave, Sinaloa||Lost IBF World Minimumweight title|
|Win||22-0||Katsunari Takayama||UD||12||2012-03-30||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained IBF World Minimumweight title|
|NC||21-0||Katsunari Takayama||NC||3 (12), 1;59||2011-01-29||Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng||Retained IBF World Minimumweight title|
|Win||21-0||Raúl García||UD||12||2010-03-26||International Convention Centre, East London, Eastern Cape||Won IBF World Minimumweight title|
|Win||20-0||Florante Condes||UD||12||2009-06-26||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||IBF World Minimumweight title eliminator|
|Win||19-0||Lorenzo Trejo||KO||2 (12), 0:48||2008-11-22||Mdantsane Indoor Centre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained IBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||18-0||Sammy Gutiérrez||TKO||7 (12)||2008-06-27||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained IBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||17-0||Gabriel Pumar||KO||1 (12), 2:31||2007-11-16||Great Centenary Hall, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape||Retained IBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||16-0||Armando dela Cruz||KO||2 (12), 1:28||2006-11-04||Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng||Won vacant IBO Minimumweight title|
|Win||15-0||Thobani Mbangeni||TKO||2 (12), 1:39||2006-09-22||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||14-0||Thulani Ndyamara||TKO||1 (12), 2:58||2006-04-01||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||13-0||Mawanda Sineko||KO||6 (12)||2005-10-29||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||12-0||Mawanda Sineko||UD||12||2005-03-05||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||11-0||Wele Maqolo||UD||12||2004-08-28||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Retained South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||10-0||Khuselekile Gada||TKO||1 (12), 1:59||2004-07-16||Great Centenary Hall, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape||Retained South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||9-0||Mzikayse Foslare||TKO||1 (12), 1:32||2004-04-24||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape||Won vacant South African Minimumweight title|
|Win||8-0||Thembinkosi Blou||TKO||2 (8)||2004-02-21||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape|
|Win||7-0||Elliot Tokona||TKO||4 (6)||2003-12-06||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape|
|Win||6-0||Sakhumzi Mqadaru||TKO||2 (6)||2003-08-02||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape|
|Win||5-0||Mlungiseleli Xokoloshe||UD||10||2003-04-05||Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape|
|Win||4-0||Siyabulela Mejeni||TKO||1 (6)||2002-12-14||Mdantsane Indoor Centre, East London, Eastern Cape|
|Win||3-0||Khuselekile Gada||TKO||2 (6)||2002-08-24||Gompo Hall, East London, Eastern Cape|
|Win||2-0||Makhi Nokhele||TKO||3 (6)||2002-06-15||Moses Twebe Hall, Dimbaza, Eastern Cape|
|Win||1-0||Dalisizwe Komani||PTS||6||2002-04-28||Indoor Sports Centre, Queenstown, Eastern Cape||Professional Debut|
- "THE RING RATINGS, Strawweight". The Ring. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
- "boxer: Nkosinathi Joyi". Boxrec. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "CONDES LOSES LOPSIDED DECISION IN IBF TITLE ELIMINATOR". Inside Sports. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- Christ, Scott. "Global Boxing Results: Nkosinathi Joyi tops Raul Garcia". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- LaBate, Chris. "Joyi-Takayama a No-Contest, Mendez Decisions Baloyi". BoxingScene. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- Mesuli Zifo (4 April 2012). "‘Hexecutioner’ challenges Joyi to a clash". Independent Online. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "委員長会議報告書" (in Japanese). Japan Boxing Commission. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- Dan Rafael (17 April 2012). "Can't wait for Ioka-Yaegashi". ESPN. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- Nkosinathi Joyi's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
|Awards and achievements|
Title last held byNoel Tuñacao
|IBO Strawweight Champion
4 November 2006 – June, 2009
Title next held byGideon Buthelezi
|IBF Mini Flyweight Champion
26 March 2010 – 1 September 2012
|Vacant||WBA Minimumweight Champion
8 December 2012 – present