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ND boxer Virgil Hill inducted into HOF

June 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CANASTOTA, N.Y. Virgil Hill had his big day Sunday. Continue Reading

Virgil Hill talks New Town shooting in visit to gym

February 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. With November’s tragic shootings still lingering in the hearts of New Town, students, administrators and families, former world boxing champion Virgil Hill made a sweep of small-town schools in the state recently to inspire hope and give support to those still grieving. Continue Reading

Virgil Hill wants 1 last fight in ND

February 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Olympic silver medalist and professional champion boxer Virgil Hill says he will have one last fight in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Hill: 1 more fight in ND to thank state

February 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill says he wants one more fight in the state to thank the fans. Continue Reading

ND’s Virgil Hill elected to International Boxing Hall of Fame

December 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Virgil Hill was in California helping his son, Virgil Hill Jr., rehabilitate a knee injury when they found out the latter will move up to the St. Louis Cardinals Class AAA affiliate next season. It wasn’t much longer when the father also got a piece of good news. Continue Reading

Grand Forks native, Virgil Hill, remembers 1984 Olympics

July 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just days before the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Virgil Hill fell sick. The 165-pound Olympic boxer from Grand Forks was in a Colorado Springs, Colo., hospital with a 103-degree fever. By the time 19-year-old Hill recovered and made it to California, he was eight pounds overweight and four days from weighing in for the Games. Continue Reading

Virgil Hill has designs on being oldest champ in boxing history

June 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO He buried his father and the roaring cheers of thousands of boxing fans had long since faded. Instead of continuing to soak up his fame, Virgil Hill was staring at a path seen all too often in the sport. It’s not always easy being a former world champion. Continue Reading

Virgil Hill says he plans comeback

March 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill has not fought for more than four years, but the five-time world champion is training for a comeback. Continue Reading

Boxer Virgil Hill training for comeback at age 48

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill has not fought for more than four years, but the five-time world champion, propelled by the recent death of his father by cancer, is training for a comeback.
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