William Joppy vs. Julio Cesar Green (1st meeting)
1997-08-23 : William Joppy 160 lbs lost to Julio Cesar Green 159 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Wayne Kelly
- Judge: Rafael Carabano 113-116
- Judge: Gonzalo Rivera 112-114
- Judge: Steve Weisfeld 112-113
- World Boxing Association Middleweight Title (3rd defending of Joppy)
- Weights: Joppy 160 lbs, Green 159 lbs
- Joppy down in the 2nd round.
- Green down twice in the 3rd round.
- Joppy penalized a point in round 11.