Saturday, November 17, 2012
World Champ Joppy Battles Against Homelessness!
We've seen a lot of former three-time world champion William Joppy, Jr. these days as a trainer working with boxers like Jimmy Lange. However, Joppy has been fighting a bigger opponent than his days battling the likes of Julio Cesar Green, Roberto Duran or Felix Trinidad. Joppy is doing his part to defeat the scourge of homelessness.
Earlier this year, Joppy started an organization called Breakfast with Boxers in which the representatives serve warm meals, stage boxing demonstrations and offers words of encouragement to residents in homeless shelters.
The 42-year-old Joppy, who retired in 2011 with a record of 40-7-2, 30 KO's, wondered what the next phase of his life would consist of after his boxing days were over.
"I asked God," Joppy said. "The idea of feeding the homeless and giving them hope crystallized."
Now Joppy combines his former job with his current passion -- to help the poor and the downtrodden.
"Am I my brother's keeper? Joppy asks in a press release. "Yes, I am."
If you would like to help Breakfast with Boxers -- either by donation or by volunteering -- you can call 703-400-3016 or go to the website www.breakfastwithboxers.com