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FILE - This Nov. 23, 1996 file photo shows U.S. light heavyweight boxer Virgil Hill celebrating his victory over Germany's Henry Maske after their 12-round fight in Munich. Five-time world champion Hill and the late Arturo Gatti have been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Both were elected Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in their first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher, File)

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


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.

He was elected on the first ballot to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and will be inducted next summer. Ceremonies will take place at the Hall of Fame venue in Canastota, N.Y.

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