1996-10-19 William Joppy w rsc 6 Ray McElroy, Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA - WBA

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1996-10-19 William Joppy w rsc 6 Ray McElroy, Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA - WBA. Referee: Ken Chevalier. Despite showing stubborn resistance, the tall McElroy (156½) offered little else in his attempt to wrest the title from Joppy (159), who won as he pleased. Several times McElroy was shaken up in the opening five rounds and in the sixth Joppy made his move, driving the challenger to the ropes and belabouring him from head to body. At 1.41 of the session, the referee brought the fight to a close after Joppy had landed three heavy blows to the head and although McElroy looked to carry on it had become too one sided.