Joy Ali

Zulfikar Joy Ali (22 December 1978 – 5 January 2015) was a Fijian boxer. He had won 31 boxing matches in his career.

Joy Ali
Statistics
Real nameZulfikar Joy Ali
Nickname(s)Jet
Weight(s)Middleweight
NationalityFiji Fijian
Born(1978-12-22)22 December 1978
Nadi, Fiji
Died5 January 2015(2015-01-05) (aged 36)
Suva, Fiji
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights51
Wins31
Wins by KO26
Losses13
Draws6
No contests1

Boxing careerEdit

In 1995, Ali's first reported boxing match was against Raven, whom he defeated in the fourth round by a KO at the National Indoor Stadium, Suva, Fiji.[1] He won the vacant Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) light middleweight title against the former World Amateur bronze medalist Ercüment Aslan of Turkey.[1][2]

Personal lifeEdit

Ali was a very religious person and followed the Islamic faith.[3] He sold razor blades with his younger brother to start off his boxing career.[4] Ali died on 5 January 2015, aged 36, at the CWM Hospital in Suva.[5] His death was a suicide.[6] Ali is survived by his wife and three children.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Profile Archived 2015-03-16 at the Wayback Machine, boxrec.com; accessed 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-boxers-also-take-their-turn-in-style.aspx?pageID=438&n=turkish-boxers-also-take-their-turn-in-style-1997-06-21
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2016-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://fijisun.com.fj/2015/01/10/opinion-joy-ali-a-life-of-struggles/
  5. ^ "Joy Ali's death shocking for his family", fbc.com.fj; accessed 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ Chandar, Reginald (January 5, 2015). "Professional boxer Joy Ali dies". Fiji Live. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.fbc.com.fj/sports/25750/joy-alis-death-shocking-for-his-family

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