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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