Lucian Bute vs. William Joppy

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2008-02-29 : Lucian Bute 167½ lbs beat William Joppy 167¾ lbs by TKO at 1:08 in round 10 of 12


  • 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.

Preceded by:
Berrio vs. Bute
IBF Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 67
Succeeded by:
Bute vs. Andrade