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Hill Makes Hall!

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FARGO, N.D. (KFGO AM) -- He put North Dakota on the worldwide boxing map, now Virgil 'Quicksilver' Hill is a member of boxing's Hall Of Fame. The boxing writer's association along with a panel of international boxing historians voted in the former North Dakota boxer along with 10 others, including former champ Arturo Gatti and referee Mills Lane. Hill was a 5-time world champion who defended his title 20 times during his reign as champion. Hill also was a silver medalist at the 1984 Olympics. Others elected to the Hall include two-time light flyweight champion Yuh Myung-woo of South Korea; lightweight Wesley Ramey and middleweight Jeff Smith in the old-timer (posthumous) category; 19th century Irish boxer Joe Coburn in the pioneer category; referee Mills Lane, whose "Let's get it on" prefight chant endeared him to boxing fans; ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.; manager Arturo "Cuyo" Hernandez; cartoonist Ted Carroll; and journalist Colin Hart and Arturo Gatti.

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