Boxing

Rodriguez stops Joyi for title

Sinaloa, Mexico (Sports Network) - Mexican Mario Rodriguez, the No. 7 contender, pulled off a big upset Saturday night to take away the IBF mini flyweight title from South African Nkosinathi Joyi.

Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) scored a seventh-round knockout over Joyi (22-1), who was making his third title defense.

The stoppage gave Rodriguez a career-best five-match win streak.

09/02 02:04:19 ET

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