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October 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Undefeated Virgil Hill, recovered from a bout with hyperglycemia, will make the seventh defense of his World Boxing Assn. light heavyweight title Tuesday night. Hill (25-0) will meet James Kinchen (44-6-2) in a scheduled 12-round bout at the Bismarck Civic Center. The fight was to have been held in August but was postponed when the champion was determined to have hyperglycemia--abnormally high amounts of sugar in the blood--that Hill blamed on a poor diet and stress.
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July 24, 1994 | Associated Press
Virgil Hill retained his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title Saturday night with a unanimous decision over Frank Tate, and Mike McCallum of Jamaica wrestled the World Boxing Council's light-heavyweight championship from Australian Jeff Harding. Hill, 30, successfully defended his title for the record 16th time. Hill (39-1) dominated Tate (34-4) with left and right jabs. Neither fighter went down, though Hill sent Tate reeling into the ropes in the sixth round.
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April 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Virgil Hill, the World Boxing Assn. light heavyweight champion, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder next week, his manager said.
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April 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Virgil Hill, the World Boxing Assn. light heavyweight champion, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder next week, his manager said.
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February 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas Hearns will fight undefeated champion Virgil Hill in a 12-round World Boxing Assn. light heavyweight championship fight May 17 at Las Vegas.
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November 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Virgil Hill will to defend his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title in North Dakota on Feb. 6 against No. 1 contender Henry Maske of Germany, promoter Bill Mordey said. The fight will be held in either Bismark, Hill's hometown, or Fargo. Hill in training in Sydney, Australia. Mordey handles his business affairs.
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February 21, 1993 | From Associated Press
Virgil Hill retained his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title Saturday, winning a unanimous decision over Adolpho Washington in a bout shortened by one round after a ring camera cut Washington over his swollen left eye. Washington was cut as he sat after the 11th round. "As he (Washington) turned to sit, the tip of the camera sliced him," referee Steve Smoger said. "I saw that . . . I was shocked. The first thing (I thought) is 'Uh oh, what do I do now?'
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November 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Virgil Hill will to defend his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title in North Dakota on Feb. 6 against No. 1 contender Henry Maske of Germany, promoter Bill Mordey said. The fight will be held in either Bismark, Hill's hometown, or Fargo. Hill in training in Sydney, Australia. Mordey handles his business affairs.
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September 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Virgil Hill reclaimed the vacant World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title he lost nearly 16 months ago with a unanimous decision over Frank Tate on Tuesday night. They fought in the Bismarck, N.D., Civic Center where Hill had not lost a professional bout. Judge Harold Letterman of New York scored the fight, 116-112; Bob Watson of Detroit, 120-109, and Jose Campos of Panama, 118-116. Hill, 28, lost the title to Thomas Hearns in June of 1991.
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June 5, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxing post mortems are usually about uppercuts, cuts, strange decisions, quick-triggered referees or money. But on Tuesday, the morning after Thomas Hearns' upset over previously unbeaten light-heavyweight champion Virgil Hill, the talk was about young trainer Alex Sherer's masterful game plan. A former amateur boxing coach in Detroit and Sacramento, Sherer planned a fight that resulted in Hearns, 32, winning a sixth championship in his 14-year pro career.
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June 4, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thomas Hearns, supposedly a washed up, overblown welterweight, won his sixth boxing championship Monday night at Caesars Palace, a unanimous decision victory that ended Virgil Hill's four-year reign as an undefeated light-heavyweight champion. Hearns achieved his victory by switching from his reknowned power game to Hill's game, jabbing and counter-punching.
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June 3, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two driven men, both at pivotal points in their boxing careers, meet in a light-heavyweight championship match at Caesars Palace tonight. Virgil Hill, 27, the unbeaten champion from North Dakota, will make his 11th title defense against an opponent he has been chasing for nearly two years, Tommy Hearns, 32. This is Hill's opportunity to join boxing's seven-digit payday club. First he will have to defeat Hearns, a slight underdog who is moving up to the light-heavyweight class.
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June 3, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is 5-foot-7, wears glasses and his ears don't look like walnuts. He walks with a limp, doesn't have multiple eyebrows and doesn't say "ain't." So when someone who doesn't know Freddie Roach learns that he is in boxing, the first thought that occurs is that perhaps he works with youngsters. But when light-heavyweight champion Virgil Hill defends his title for the 11th time tonight, against Tommy Hearns, look at Hill's corner between rounds.
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