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William Joppy boxer

William Joppy image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Reach 72½″/184cm
Debut 1993-02-26
Born 1970-09-11
Nationality USA
Residence Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
bouts
49
won
40
lost
7
draw
2
bouts
49
won
40
lost
7
draw
2
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Reach 72½″/184cm
Debut 1993-02-26
Born 1970-09-11
Nationality USA
Residence Woodbridge, Virginia, USA

Joppy won his first of three WBA middleweight titles in June 1996 by stopping defender Shinji Takehara in Japan with a flurry of punches in the ninth round. He then would make a couple defenses of his crown. However, on August 23, 1997, Joppy lost a decision to Julio César Green. Joppy's very next fight, on January 31 of the next year, saw him avenge that loss with a decision win by a wide margin. This fight won Joppy the WBA title for the second time. After recovering from a neck injury, Joppy stopped Green on cuts in the seventh round in a rubber match (Green had been the interim champion while Joppy recovered), and made a few more defenses, including a 3rd-round TKO of a 47-year-old Roberto Durán.Joppy lost the title a second time, however, on May 12, 2001, to Félix Trinidad in the middleweight unification tournament. Joppy was knocked down in rounds one and four before finally being stopped in the fifth. After the WBA title was vacated due to Bernard Hopkins beating Trinidad, Joppy had the chance to fight for it again. He claimed the title from British contender Howard Eastman in a close majority decision where he was knocked down by Eastman in the final few seconds.

Joppy won his first of three WBA middleweight titles in June 1996 by stopping defender Shinji Takehara in Japan with a flurry of punches in the ninth round. He then would make a couple defenses of his crown. However, on August 23, 1997, Joppy lost a decision to Julio César Green. Joppy's very next fight, on January 31 of the next year, saw him avenge that loss with a decision win by a wide margin. This fight won Joppy the WBA title for the second time. After recovering from a neck injury, Joppy stopped Green on cuts in the seventh round in a rubber match (Green had been the interim champion while Joppy recovered), and made a few more defenses, including a 3rd-round TKO of a 47-year-old Roberto Durán.Joppy lost the title a second time, however, on May 12, 2001, to Félix Trinidad in the middleweight unification tournament. Joppy was knocked down in rounds one and four before finally being stopped in the fifth. After the WBA title was vacated due to Bernard Hopkins beating Trinidad, Joppy had the chance to fight for it again. He claimed the title from British contender Howard Eastman in a close majority decision where he was knocked down by Eastman in the final few seconds.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 12, 2011 Cory Cummings LWLLWD Patriot Center - George Mason University, Fairfax WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 8, 2011 Beibut Shumenov WWWLWW Sport Palace, Shymkent LOSS
KO
Nov. 6, 2010 Cory Cummings LLWLLW Patriot Center - George Mason University, Fairfax DRAW
Majority decision
March 6, 2010 Sebastien Demers LWWWWW Montreal Casino, Montreal LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 29, 2008 Lucian Bute WWWWWW Bell Centre, Montreal International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 2007 Etianne Whitaker LLLLLL Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet WIN
Technical knockout
April 27, 2007 Virgil McClendon LLLLLL DC Armory, Washington WIN
Corner retirement
July 8, 2006 Jonathan Corn LLLLLD Savvis Center, Saint Louis WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 2006 Eric Howard WLLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 2005 Rashaan Abdul Blackburn LLLWL The Plex, North Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 2004 Jermain Taylor WWWWWW Barton Coliseum, Little Rock World Boxing Council Continental Americas Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 2003 Bernard Hopkins WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 10, 2002 Naotaka Hozumi WWWWWW Kokugikan WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 2001 Howard Eastman WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
May 12, 2001 Felix Trinidad WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 2000 Jonathan Reid WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 2000 Hacine Cherifi WLWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
May 20, 2000 Rito Ruvalcaba WWWWWW Grand Casino, Tunica WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 2000 Fernando Zuniga WLWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1999 Julio Cesar Green WWLWWW MCI Center, Washington World Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1999 Napoleon Pitt WWLLLL Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1998 Roberto Duran WWLWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1998 Julio Cesar Green WWLWWW Ice Palace, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 23, 1997 Julio Cesar Green WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1997 Peter Venancio WLWWWW Convention Center, Coconut Grove World Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1996 Ray McElroy WWLWWW Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro World Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 24, 1996 Shinji Takehara WWWWWW Arena, Yokohama World Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1996 Dave Boone WWLWWL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1995 Israel Figueroa LLLLLL Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1995 Rodney Toney WWWLWW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NABF Middleweight

DRAW
Majority decision
April 29, 1995 Joaquin Velasquez LLLWLL US Air Arena, Landover NABF Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 1995 Tony McCrimmion LWLWLW Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1994 Tony Cartel LL Washington WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1994 Richard Evans LWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Points
July 30, 1994 Miguel Angel Hernandez WLWLLW Silver Nugget, North Las Vegas WIN
KO
June 15, 1994 Carlos Christie LLLLLL Elephant & Castle Centre, Southwark WIN
Points
May 13, 1994 Carl Sullivan WLLLLL Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1994 Muhammad Shabazz LLLLLL Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
April 8, 1994 Kenneth Parker LLLDLL Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1994 Tony McCrimmion WLLWLW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1994 Robert Harris LLLLL Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro WIN
KO
Jan. 7, 1994 Willie Taylor LLWLWL Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1993 Tyrone Haywood LLLLDL Washington WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1993 Ivory Teague LLLLLL Prince George's Community College, Largo WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1993 George Taylor LLLWLL Prince George's Community College, Largo WIN
KO
June 18, 1993 Tim Tisdale Total Sports Pavilion, Woodbridge WIN
KO
May 12, 1993 Shane Martin Baltimore Arena, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1993 Ken Ruffin Total Sports Pavilion, Woodbridge WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1993 Dwayne Tennet W Convention Center, Camp Hill WIN
Unanimous decision