Virgil Hill Record & Stats

Virgil Hill Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 30 years and 3 months, Virgil Hill fought 58 times with 51 wins and 7 losses. By his last professional fight on February 28, 2015, Hill's boxing record stood at 51-7 (24 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

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Clinton, Missouri, U.S.
Jan 18, 1964
Nov 15, 1984
24 (41.4%)
184 cm
196 cm
Ape Index
12 cm
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Virgil Hill's record and stats
Virgil Hill's Record

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      Virgil Hill (Quicksilver) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Clinton, Missouri, U.S. on January 18, 1964. Hill made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on November 15, 1984. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 59 years old, and will be turning 60 in 9 months and 18 days. Hill is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights58
      KO Wins24
      Total Title Wins5
      Title Defenses20
      Title-Fight KO Wins7
      Losses via KO2
      58Feb 28, 201551Jimmy CampbellWinTKO2
      57Nov 24, 200743 Firat Arslan LossUD
      56Mar 31, 200743Henry MaskeLossUD
      55Jan 27, 200642Valery Brudov WinUD
      54May 22, 200440 Jean-Marc Mormeck LossUD
      53Jul 5, 200339Donny LalondeWinUD
      52Nov 17, 200238Joey DeGrandisWinUD
      51Aug 23, 200238Carlos BatesWinTKO1
      50Feb 23, 200238 Jean-Marc Mormeck LossRTD8
      49Dec 9, 200036 Fabrice Tiozzo WinTKO1
      48May 9, 199935Glenn ThomasWinUD
      47Nov 7, 199834James HayesWinKO2
      46Apr 25, 199834 Roy Jones Jr.LossKO4
      45Jun 13, 199733 Dariusz Michalczewski LossUD
      44Nov 23, 199632Henry Maske WinSD
      43Apr 20, 199632 Lou Del Valle WinUD
      42Sep 2, 199531Drake Thadzi WinUD
      41Apr 1, 199531Crawford Ashley WinUD
      40Jul 23, 199430 Frank Tate WinUD
      39Dec 17, 199329Guy Waters WinUD
      38Nov 9, 199329Saúl Montana WinTKO10
      37Aug 28, 199329Sergio Daniel Merani WinUD
      36Apr 3, 199329 Fabrice Tiozzo WinSD
      35Feb 20, 199329Adolpho Washington WinTD
      34Sep 29, 199228 Frank Tate WinUD
      33Apr 11, 199228Lottie MwaleWinKO4
      32Mar 1, 199228Aundrey NelsonWinUD
      31Jun 3, 199127 Thomas Hearns LossUD
      30Jan 6, 199126Mike Peak WinUD
      29Oct 27, 199026Frank MintonWinTKO9
      28Jul 7, 199026Tyrone Frazier WinUD
      27Feb 25, 199026David Vedder WinUD
      26Oct 24, 198925James Kinchen WinTKO1
      25May 27, 198925Joe Lasisi WinTKO7
      24Mar 4, 198925 Bobby Czyz WinUD
      23Nov 11, 198824Willie Featherstone WinTKO10
      22Jun 6, 198824Ramzi Hassan WinUD
      21Apr 3, 198824Jean-Marie Emebe WinTKO11
      20Nov 21, 198723Rufino Angulo WinUD
      19Sep 5, 198723 Leslie Stewart WinTKO4
      18Jul 19, 198723Junior EdmondsWinUD
      17Jun 13, 198723 Marcos GeraldoWinKO2
      16May 1, 198723 Marvin 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


      Virgil Hill was a two-weight-division world champion. He has held five world titles, two of which were vacant title wins, and the rest three were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      CruiserweightWBA 2x
      Light-heavyweightWBA 2x, IBF


      Virgil Hill is 184 cm tall (6' 0.44") with a reach of 196 cm (6' 5.17"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 12 cm (4.72"). Hill has a 41.4% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Virgil Hill's 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.

      Hill 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.

      He 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 "Virgil Hill World Titles".

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

      Virgil Hill had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career — five of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Thomas Hearns via 12 round unanimous decision on June 3, 1991, which ended his 30-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost five times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Virgil Hill's losses".

      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 8 years, 1 month, and 3 days since this fight.

      Hill retired from professional boxing with a record of 51-7, which included 24 knockout wins and two losses via knockout, and five title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2013.

      Career Highlights

      Virgil Hill fought a total of 58 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances in his fights. These five 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.

      • July 23, 1994: Hill successfully defends the WBA light-heavyweight title against Frank Tate, 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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