Lucian Bute vs. William Joppy
2008-02-29 : Lucian Bute 167½ lbs beat William Joppy 167¾ lbs by TKO at 1:08 in round 10 of 12
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Referee: Marlon Wright
- Judge: Benoit Roussel 90-80
- Judge: Nelson Vazquez 90-80
- Judge: Frank Adams 90-80
- International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight Title (1st defense of Bute)
- Time: 1:08
- Attendance was 13,858.
- Joppy down once in round 9, and twice more in round 10 before the referee steps in to waive the fight over.
- Bute completely dominated the fight, and could probably have ended it sooner had he pressed the action in the middle rounds.
- Before the fight, Joppy had promised an upset, stating that Canadians knew much about hockey, but very little about boxing and that he would be putting forth a clinic.
- Joppy announced his retirement after the fight.
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