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Virgil Hill

Full name: Virgil Eugene Hill
Nickname(s): Quicksilver
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: January 18, 1964 in Clinton, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Williston Boxing Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Sherri Howard; Husband (divorced) of Denean Howard-Hill.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Virgil Hill won the 1984 US Golden Gloves title and then won a silver medal as a middleweight at the 1984 Olympics. Hill turned professional after the Los Angeles Olympics and quickly became a force, winning his first 18 bouts. In September 1987 he fought Leslie Stewart for the WBA light-heavyweight title and defeated Stewart by TKO in the fourth to win the title. Hill actually won his first 30 professional fights before losing the WBA light-heavy crown in a bout against Thomas Hearns in 1991. In 1992 Hill defeated Lottie Mwale for the WBC international light-heavyweight title. He regained the WBA light-heavyweight crown in September 1992 by defeating his former Olympic teammate [Frank Tate]. In 1996 Hill added the IBF light-heavyweight title by beating former Olympian [Henry Maske]. He would later twice win the WBA cruiserweight championships, in 2000 against Fabrice Tiozzo and in 2004 against Jean-Marc Mormeck. Hill fought through 2007, seemingly ending his career with a record of 50 wins (23 by KO) and 7 losses, but in 2015 came out of retirement, at 51-years-old, and defeated Jimmy Campbell by a TKO in the second round. In 2012 Hill was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Middleweight United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1984-08-11 Sin (KOR) , Hill (USA) 2 59 59 58 59 58 293
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1984-08-09 Hill (USA) , Zaoui (ALG) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1984-08-07 Hill (USA) , Škaro (YUG) 4 60 60 59 58 60 297 decision
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #3 1 1984-08-03 Hill (USA) , Schumacher (GBR) 5 60 59 60 59 60 298 decision
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Round One Match #6 1 1984-07-30 Hill (USA) , Neblett (BAR) referee stops contest 2 2:47
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