Cassius Baloyi turned professional in 1994 and captured the vacant IBF super featherweight title in 2005 with TKO win over Manuel Medina. Baloyi is a former world champion with IBO, WBO, WBC, AND IBF tittle wins over his entire career.
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.
– the only South African boxer ever to have won six world titles;
– the only South African boxer to have regained a prestigious IBF world title;
– the only South African boxer to have featured in as many as 22 world title bouts; and
– the only South African boxer to have fashioned as many as 14 world title defences.