William Joppy

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William Joppy
Statistics
Real name William Torelle Joppy
Rated at Light heavyweight
Height 175 cm
Reach 184 cm
Nationality United States U.S.
Born (1970-09-11) September 11, 1970 (age 43)
Lincoln Park, Maryland, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 49
Wins 40
Wins by KO 30
Losses 7
Draws 2
No contests 0

William Torelle Joppy (born September 11, 1970) is an American middleweight boxer. Joppy held the WBA middleweight title on three occasions. He first became the WBA champion 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 controversial 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.

Unsuccessful unification[edit]

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.

On December 14, 2003, Joppy lost his title to Bernard Hopkins, losing by a wide points margin on all three judges' cards. A year later, Joppy lost another lopsided unanimous decision against Jermain Taylor.

Joppy returned as a Super Middleweight on July 29, 2005 knocking out journeyman Rashaan Blackburn in the third round. Joppy said then that he hoped to have one final title run as a Super Middleweight before retirement. After a string of five victories against lesser opponents, Joppy obtained a title fight against the new IBF champion Lucian Bute on February 29, 2008. Bute won by way of technical knockout in round 10 and Joppy retired after the bout, only to come back two years later.

Retirement[edit]

Following a close decision loss to Sebastien Demers in March 2010 Joppy announced his retirement from boxing, although it was not the first time that Joppy has announced that he is leaving the sport.[1] He returned to the ring later that year, fighting Baltimore native Cory Cummings to a draw, and subsequently defeated Cummings by unanimous decision in a 2011 rematch.

He currently serves as a boxing coach at Champion Boxing & Fitness in Rockville, MD (www.championboxingfitness.com)

Professional boxing record[edit]

40 Wins (30 knockouts), 7 Losses (3 knockouts), 2 Draws[2]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Win 40–7–2 United States Cory Cummings UD 10 2011–03–12 United States Patriot Center,
Fairfax, Virginia
Loss 39–7–2 Kazakhstan Beibut Shumenov KO 6 (12)
0:15
2011–01–08 Kazakhstan Sport Palace,
Shymkent, South Kazakhstan
For WBA and IBA
Light heavyweight titles.
Draw 39–6–2 United States Cory Cummings MD 10 2010–11–06 United States Patriot Center,
Fairfax, Virginia
Loss 39–6–1 Canada Sébastien Demers MD 10 2010–03–06 Canada Casino de Montréal,
Montreal, Quebec
Loss 39–5–1 Romania Lucian Bute TKO 10 (12)
1:08
2008–02–29 Canada Bell Centre,
Montreal, Quebec
For IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 39–4–1 United States Etianne Whitaker TKO 1 (?)
1:58
2007–11–16 Saint Lucia Beausejour Cricket Grounds,
Gros Islet
Win 38–4–1 United States Virgil McClendon RTD 1 (10)
3:00
2007–04–27 United States D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C.
Win 37–4–1 United States Jonathan Corn KO 5 (10)
2:18
2006–07–08 United States Savvis Center,
St. Louis, Missouri
Win 36–4–1 United States Eric Howard TKO 5 (8)
2:12
2006–01–07 United States Madison Square Garden,
New York City, New York
Win 35–4–1 United States Rashaan Blackburn TKO 3 (8)
2:08
2005–07–29 United States The Plex,
North Charleston, South Carolina
Loss 34–4–1 United States Jermain Taylor UD 12 2004–12–04 United States Barton Coliseum,
Little Rock, Arkansas
For WBC Continental Americas
Middleweight title.
Loss 34–3–1 United States Bernard Hopkins UD 12 2003–12–13 United States Atlantic City Convention Hall,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
For Super WBA, WBC, IBF and
The Ring Middleweight titles.
Win 34–2–1 Japan Naotaka Hozumi TKO 10 (12)
2:48
2002–10–10 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan,
Tokyo
Retained WBA (Regular)
Middleweight title.
Win 33–2–1 Guyana Howard Eastman MD 12 2001–11–17 United States Mandalay Bay,
Paradise, Nevada
Won vacant WBA (Regular)
Middleweight title.
Loss 32–2–1 Puerto Rico Félix Trinidad TKO 5 (12)
2:25
2001–05–12 United States Madison Square Garden,
New York City, New York
Lost WBA Middleweight title.
Win 32–1–1 United States Jonathan Reid TKO 4 (12)
2:43
2000–12–02 United States Mandalay Bay,
Paradise, Nevada
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 31–1–1 France Hacine Cherifi UD 12 2000–09–16 United States MGM Grand Las Vegas,
Paradise, Nevada
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 30–1–1 Mexico Rito Ruvalcaba TKO 1 (12)
1:53
2000–05–20 United States Grand Casino Tunica,
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 29–1–1 Ecuador Fernando Zuñiga UD 10 2000–03–03 United States Caesars Palace,
Paradise, Nevada
Non-title fight.
Win 28–1–1 Dominican Republic Julio César Green TKO 7 (12)
1:52
1999–09–24 United States MCI Center,
Washington, D.C.
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 27–1–1 United States Napoleon Pitt TKO 1 (10)
2:38
1999–07–24 United States Flamingo Hilton,
Paradise, Nevada
Non-title fight.
Win 26–1–1 Panama Roberto Durán TKO 3 (12)
2:54
1998–08–28 United States Las Vegas Hilton,
Paradise, Nevada
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 25–1–1 Dominican Republic Julio César Green UD 12 1998–01–31 United States Ice Palace,
Tampa, Florida
Won WBA Middleweight title.
Loss 24–1–1 Dominican Republic Julio César Green UD 12 1997–08–23 United States Madison Square Garden,
New York City, New York
Lost WBA Middleweight title.
Win 24–0–1 Brazil Peter Venancio UD 12 1997–05–10 United States Coconut Grove Convention Center,
Miami, Florida
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 23–0–1 United States Ray McElroy TKO 7 (12)
1:41
1996–10–19 United States The Show Place Arena,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 22–0–1 Japan Shinji Takehara TKO 9 (12)
2:29
1996–06–24 Japan Yokohama Arena,
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Won WBA Middleweight title.
Win 21–0–1 United States Dave Boone TKO 2 (10)
1:42
1996–02–10 United States MGM Grand Las Vegas,
Paradise, Nevada
Win 20–0–1 United States Israel Figueroa KO 1 (?) 1995–12–07 United States The Show Place Arena,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Draw 19–0–1 United States Rodney Toney PTS 12 1995–09–16 United States The Mirage,
Paradise, Nevada
For NABF Middleweight title.
Win 19–0 Dominican Republic Joaquin Velasquez PTS 10 1995–04–29 United States US Air Arena,
Landover, Maryland
Win 18–0 United States Tony McCrimmion KO 3 (10)
2:02
1995–03–01 United States Memorial Auditorium,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Win 17–0 United States Tony Cartel KO 2 (?) 1994–09–20 United States Washington, D.C.
Win 16–0 United States Richard Evans PTS 8 1994–08–13 United States Atlantic City Convention Hall,
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 15–0 Mexico Miguel Angel Hernandez KO 3 (?) 1994–07–30 United States North Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 14–0 England Carlos Christie PTS 6 1994–06–15 England Elephant and Castle Center,
London, Greater London
Win 13–0 United States Carl Sullivan TKO 4 (?) 1994–05–13 United States Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Win 12–0 United States Muhammad Shabazz TKO 5 (?) 1994–04–14 United States Richmond, Virginia
Win 11–0 United States Kenneth Parker KO 2 (?) 1994–04–08 United States Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Win 10–0 United States Tony McCrimmion TKO 2 (?) 1994–02–27 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 9–0 United States Robert Harris KO 1 (?) 1994–02–17 United States The Show Place Arena,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Win 8–0 United States Willie Taylor TKO 3 (?) 1994–01–07 United States The Show Place Arena,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Win 7–0 United States Tyrone Haywood KO 2 (?) 1993–10–21 United States Washington, D.C.
Win 6–0 United States Ivory Teague KO 2 (?) 1993–09–25 United States Landover, Maryland
Win 5–0 United States George Taylor KO 3 (?) 1993–08–13 United States Largo, Maryland
Win 4–0 United States Tim Tisdale KO 1 (?) 1993–06–18 United States Woodbridge, Virginia
Win 3–0 United States Shane Martin TKO 3 (?) 1993–05–12 United States Baltimore Arena,
Baltimore, Maryland
Win 2–0 United States Ken Ruffin TKO 1 (?) 1993–04–30 United States RFK Stadium,
Woodbridge, Virginia
Win 1–0 United States Dwayne Tennet UD 4 1993–02–26 United States Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Shinji Takehara
WBA Middleweight Champion
June 24, 1996 – August 23, 1997
Succeeded by
Julio César Green
Preceded by
Julio César Green
WBA Middleweight Champion
January 31, 1998 – May 12, 2001
Succeeded by
Félix Trinidad
Vacant
Title last held by
Félix Trinidad
as Champion
WBA Middleweight Champion
Regular Title

November 17, 2001 – December 13, 2003
Title unified by Bernard Hopkins
Vacant
Title next held by
Maselino Masoe