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William Joppy Record

Total Fights49
Title Wins3
Title Defenses8
Title-Fight KOs7
KO Wins30
KO Losses3
William Joppy Record & Stats
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Sep 11, 1970
Feb 26, 1993
Title Fights
30 (61.2%)
175 cm
184 cm
Ape Index
9 cm
Last Fight
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William Joppy's Record
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      What is William Joppy's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years, William Joppy fought 49 times with 40 wins, 7 losses, and 2 draws.

      Joppy retired from professional boxing with a record of 40-7-2, which included three middleweight world-title wins and eight successful title defense fights. He had a 61.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 30 of his total 49 fights being knockout wins, seven of which were in title fights. Joppy lost three times via knockout, all three of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Cory Cummings on March 12, 2011.

      Some of Joppy's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Roberto Durán, Julio César Green, Shinji Takehara, and Howard Eastman.

      49Mar 12, 201140Cory CummingsWinUD
      48Jan 8, 201140Beibut ShumenovLoss *KO6
      47Nov 6, 201040Cory CummingsDrawMD
      46Mar 6, 201039SĂ©bastien DemersLossMD
      45Feb 29, 200837Lucian ButeLoss *TKO10
      44Nov 16, 200737Etianne WhitakerWinTKO1
      43Apr 27, 200736Virgil McClendonWinRTD1
      42Jul 8, 200635Jonathan CornWinKO5
      41Jan 7, 200635Eric HowardWinTKO5
      40Jul 29, 200534Rashaan BlackburnWinTKO3
      39Dec 4, 200434Jermain TaylorLossUD
      38Dec 13, 200333Bernard HopkinsLoss *UD
      37Oct 10, 200232Naotaka HozumiWin *TKO10
      36Nov 17, 200131Howard EastmanWin *MD
      35May 12, 200130FĂ©lix TrinidadLoss *TKO5
      34Dec 2, 200030Jonathan ReidWin *TKO4
      33Sep 16, 200030Hacine CherifiWin *UD
      32May 20, 200029Rito RuvalcabaWin *TKO1
      31Mar 3, 200029Fernando ZunigaWinUD
      30Sep 24, 199929Julio CĂ©sar GreenWin *TKO7
      29Jul 24, 199928Napoleon PittWinTKO1
      28Aug 28, 199827Roberto DuránWin *TKO3
      27Jan 31, 199827Julio CĂ©sar GreenWin *UD
      26Aug 23, 199726Julio CĂ©sar GreenLoss *UD
      25May 10, 199726Peter VenancioWin *UD
      24Oct 19, 199626Ray McElroyWin *TKO7
      23Jun 24, 199625Shinji TakeharaWin *TKO9
      22Feb 10, 199625Dave BooneWinTKO2
      21Dec 7, 199525Israel FigueroaWinKO1
      20Sep 16, 199525Rodney ToneyDrawMD
      19Apr 29, 199524Joaquin VelasquezWinPTS
      18Mar 1, 199524Tony McCrimmionWinKO3
      17Sep 20, 199424Tony CartelWinKO2
      16Aug 13, 199423Richard EvansWinPTS
      15Jul 30, 199423Miguel Angel HernandezWinKO3
      14Jun 15, 199423Carlos ChristieWinPTS
      13May 13, 199423Carl SullivanWinTKO4
      12Apr 14, 199423Muhammad ShabazzWinTKO5
      11Apr 8, 199423Kenneth ParkerWinKO2
      10Feb 27, 199423Tony McCrimmionWinTKO2
      9Feb 17, 199423Robert HarrisWinKO1
      8Jan 7, 199423Willie TaylorWinTKO3
      7Oct 21, 199323Tyrone HaywoodWinKO2
      6Sep 25, 199323Ivory TeagueWinKO2
      5Aug 13, 199322George TaylorWinKO3
      4Jun 18, 199322Tim TisdaleWinKO1
      3May 12, 199322Shane MartinWinTKO3
      2Apr 30, 199322Ken RuffinWinTKO1
      1Feb 26, 199322Dwayne TennetWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      William Joppy is a 53-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S. on September 11, 1970. He is a former middleweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1993 to 2011.

      Joppy made his professional boxing debut against Dwayne Tennet at the age of 22 on February 26, 1993, defeating Tennet via 4 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 15 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on June 24, 1996 after 22 professional fights, against Shinji Takehara for the middleweight WBA title. He defeated Takehara via 9th round TKO to become the middleweight champion of the world.

      Joppy has won three world titles at middleweight. For all the details about Joppy's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Joppy had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Cory Cummings on March 12, 2011. Joppy won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 12 years, 11 months, and 20 days since this fight.


      Joppy had a total of 16 world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and eight successful title defenses. He won 11 of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      William Joppy fought for middleweight world titles in six fights and won three of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won three middleweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Nov 17, 2001Howard EastmanMiddleweightWBA (Regular)*MD
      Jan 31, 1998Julio CĂ©sar GreenMiddleweightWBAUD
      Jun 24, 1996Shinji TakeharaMiddleweightWBATKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      William Joppy had 10 middleweight world-title defense fights. He won eight of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Oct 10, 2002Naotaka HozumiMiddleweightWBA (Regular)TKO
      Dec 2, 2000Jonathan ReidMiddleweightWBATKO
      Sep 16, 2000Hacine CherifiMiddleweightWBAUD
      May 20, 2000Rito RuvalcabaMiddleweightWBATKO
      Sep 24, 1999Julio CĂ©sar GreenMiddleweightWBATKO
      Aug 28, 1998Roberto DuránMiddleweightWBATKO
      May 10, 1997Peter VenancioMiddleweightWBAUD
      Oct 19, 1996Ray McElroyMiddleweightWBATKO

      Title Losses

      William Joppy lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 12, 2001FĂ©lix TrinidadMiddleweightWBATKO
      Aug 23, 1997Julio CĂ©sar GreenMiddleweightWBAUD


      Joppy fought a total of 49 times during his professional career, which includes 16 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He put on some great performances in these fights. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 24, 1996: Joppy wins his first world title by defeating Shinji Takehara via 9th round TKO. He is now the WBA middleweight world champion.

      • January 31, 1998: Joppy wins the WBA middleweight title from Julio CĂ©sar Green, by beating Green via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • August 28, 1998: Joppy successfully defends the WBA middleweight title against Roberto Durán, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • September 24, 1999: Joppy successfully defends the WBA middleweight title against Julio CĂ©sar Green, winning the fight via 7th round TKO.


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