EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — With November’s tragic shootings still lingering in the hearts of New Town, students, administrators and families, former world boxing champion Virgil Hill made a sweep of small-town schools in the state recently to inspire hope and give support to those still grieving.
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.
FARGO — He buried his father and the roaring cheers of thousands of boxing fans had long since faded. Instead of continuing to soak up his fame, Virgil Hill was staring at a path seen all too often in the sport. It’s not always easy being a former world champion.
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