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Virgil Hill Record

Total Fights58
Title Wins5
Title Defenses20
Title-Fight KOs7
KO Wins24
KO Losses2
Virgil Hill Record & Stats
Virgil Hill's Record
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      What is Virgil Hill's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 30 years and three months, Virgil Hill fought 58 times with 51 wins and 7 losses.

      Hill retired from professional boxing with a record of 51-7, which included five world-title wins and 20 successful title defense fights at the light-heavyweight weight division. He had a 41.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 24 of his total 58 fights being knockout wins, seven of which were in title fights. Hill suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Jean-Marc Mormeck in a cruiserweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO victory over Jimmy Campbell on February 28, 2015.

      Some of Hill's best fights and notable victories include wins over Fabrice Tiozzo, Bobby Czyz, Leslie Stewart, Lou Del Valle, and Frank Tate.

      58Feb 28, 201551Jimmy CampbellWinTKO2
      57Nov 24, 200743Firat ArslanLoss *UD
      56Mar 31, 200743Henry MaskeLossUD
      55Jan 27, 200642Valery BrudovWin *UD
      54May 22, 200440Jean-Marc MormeckLoss *UD
      53Jul 5, 200339Donny LalondeWinUD
      52Nov 17, 200238Joey DeGrandisWinUD
      51Aug 23, 200238Carlos BatesWinTKO1
      50Feb 23, 200238Jean-Marc MormeckLoss *RTD8
      49Dec 9, 200036Fabrice TiozzoWin *TKO1
      48May 9, 199935Glenn ThomasWinUD
      47Nov 7, 199834James HayesWinKO2
      46Apr 25, 199834Roy Jones Jr.LossKO4
      45Jun 13, 199733Dariusz MichalczewskiLoss *UD
      44Nov 23, 199632Henry MaskeWin *SD
      43Apr 20, 199632Lou Del ValleWin *UD
      42Sep 2, 199531Drake ThadziWin *UD
      41Apr 1, 199531Crawford AshleyWin *UD
      40Jul 23, 199430Frank TateWin *UD
      39Dec 17, 199329Guy WatersWin *UD
      38Nov 9, 199329Saúl MontanaWin *TKO10
      37Aug 28, 199329Sergio Daniel MeraniWin *UD
      36Apr 3, 199329Fabrice TiozzoWin *SD
      35Feb 20, 199329Adolpho WashingtonWin *TD
      34Sep 29, 199228Frank TateWin *UD
      33Apr 11, 199228Lottie MwaleWinKO4
      32Mar 1, 199228Aundrey NelsonWinUD
      31Jun 3, 199127Thomas HearnsLoss *UD
      30Jan 6, 199126Mike PeakWin *UD
      29Oct 27, 199026Frank MintonWinTKO9
      28Jul 7, 199026Tyrone FrazierWin *UD
      27Feb 25, 199026David VedderWin *UD
      26Oct 24, 198925James KinchenWin *TKO1
      25May 27, 198925Joe LasisiWin *TKO7
      24Mar 4, 198925Bobby CzyzWin *UD
      23Nov 11, 198824Willie FeatherstoneWin *TKO10
      22Jun 6, 198824Ramzi HassanWin *UD
      21Apr 3, 198824Jean-Marie EmebeWin *TKO11
      20Nov 21, 198723Rufino AnguloWin *UD
      19Sep 5, 198723Leslie StewartWin *TKO4
      18Jul 19, 198723Junior EdmondsWinUD
      17Jun 13, 198723Marcos GeraldoWinKO2
      16May 1, 198723Marvin CamelWinKO1
      15Mar 6, 198723James WilliamsWinKO4
      14Dec 11, 198622Clarence OsbyWinUD
      13Oct 17, 198622Eric WinbushWinUD
      12Oct 4, 198622Wayne CapletteWinKO1
      11Aug 14, 198622Marcus DorseyWinKO2
      10Aug 2, 198622Willie MayberryWinTKO1
      9Jul 10, 198622Mike SedilloWinUD
      8Jun 30, 198622Santiago ValdezWinKO1
      7Apr 30, 198622Abdul HakimWinTKO4
      6Mar 2, 198622James WilliamsonWinTKO6
      5Jan 22, 198622Fred JordanWinTKO4
      4Jul 13, 198521Dawud ShawWinUD
      3Feb 16, 198521David VedderWinUD
      2Jan 5, 198520John TyrellWinTKO1
      1Nov 15, 198420Arthur WrightWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Virgil Hill (Quicksilver) is a 60-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Clinton, Missouri, U.S. on January 18, 1964. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. Hill was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2013. His professional boxing career spanned more than 30 years — from 1984 to 2015.

      Hill made his professional boxing debut against Arthur Wright at the age of 20 on November 15, 1984, defeating Wright via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 29 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 17 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on September 5, 1987 after 18 professional fights, against Leslie Stewart for the light-heavyweight WBA title. He defeated Stewart via 4th round TKO to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      Virgil Hill was a one-time unified light-heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Hill's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Hill had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jimmy Campbell on February 28, 2015. Hill won the fight via 2nd round TKO. It's been 9 years, 3 months, and 24 days since this fight.


      Hill had a total of 29 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and 20 successful title defenses. He won 24 of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Virgil Hill fought for world titles in seven fights and won five of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won five belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jan 27, 2006Valery BrudovCruiserweightWBA*UD
      Dec 9, 2000Fabrice TiozzoCruiserweightWBATKO
      Nov 23, 1996^Henry MaskeLight-heavyweightIBFSD
      Sep 29, 1992Frank TateLight-heavyweightWBA*UD
      Sep 5, 1987Leslie StewartLight-heavyweightWBATKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Virgil Hill had 24 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — light-heavyweight (x22) and cruiserweight (x2). He won 20 of them and lost four times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 23, 1996^Henry MaskeLight-heavyweightWBASD
      Apr 20, 1996Lou Del ValleLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Sep 2, 1995Drake ThadziLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Apr 1, 1995Crawford AshleyLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Jul 23, 1994Frank TateLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Dec 17, 1993Guy WatersLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Nov 9, 1993Saúl MontanaLight-heavyweightWBATKO
      Aug 28, 1993Sergio Daniel MeraniLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Apr 3, 1993Fabrice TiozzoLight-heavyweightWBASD
      Feb 20, 1993Adolpho WashingtonLight-heavyweightWBATD
      Jan 6, 1991Mike PeakLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Jul 7, 1990Tyrone FrazierLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Feb 25, 1990David VedderLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Oct 24, 1989James KinchenLight-heavyweightWBATKO
      May 27, 1989Joe LasisiLight-heavyweightWBATKO
      Mar 4, 1989Bobby CzyzLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Nov 11, 1988Willie FeatherstoneLight-heavyweightWBATKO
      Jun 6, 1988Ramzi HassanLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Apr 3, 1988Jean-Marie EmebeLight-heavyweightWBATKO
      Nov 21, 1987Rufino AnguloLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Virgil Hill lost four world-title defense fights, and lost a total of five titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 24, 2007Firat ArslanCruiserweightWBAUD
      Feb 23, 2002Jean-Marc MormeckCruiserweightWBARTD
      Jun 13, 1997Dariusz MichalczewskiLight-heavyweightWBA, IBFUD
      Jun 3, 1991Thomas HearnsLight-heavyweightWBAUD


      Hill fought a total of 58 times during his professional career, which includes 29 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances in his fights. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 5, 1987: Hill wins his first world title by defeating Leslie Stewart via 4th round TKO. He is now the WBA light-heavyweight world champion.

      • March 4, 1989: Hill successfully defends the WBA light-heavyweight title against Bobby Czyz, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • September 29, 1992: Hill wins the WBA light-heavyweight title from Frank Tate, by beating Tate via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 23, 1994: Hill successfully defends the WBA light-heavyweight title against Frank Tate, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • April 20, 1996: Hill successfully defends the WBA light-heavyweight title against Lou Del Valle, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 23, 1996: Hill becomes a unified light-heavyweight world champion by beating Henry Maske via 12 round split decision. He now holds the WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • December 9, 2000: Hill wins the WBA cruiserweight title from Fabrice Tiozzo, by beating Tiozzo via 1st round TKO.


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