Felix Trinidad (39-0, 32 KOs)
vs. William Joppy (32-1-1, 24 KOs)
May 12, 2001, Madison Square Garden, New York City
Joppy was the WBA middleweight champion of the world, a respected boxer-puncher who had finished 27-0 Jonathan Reid in just four rounds of his previous fight, and also had beaten Hacine Cherifi, Roberto Duran and then-undefeated Howard Eastman. Tito Trinidad already was considered one of the greatest fighters of his era thanks to wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Pernell Whitaker, David Reid, Hugo Pineda, Mamadou Thiam and Fernando Vargas. This loomed as an anything-can-happen affair, and interesting things did.
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Felix Trinidad and William Joppy