Richard Hill

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Name: Richard Hill
Born: 1933-00-00
Died: 2009-02-22 (Age:76)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Boxing Record: click

Hill won the 1952 Open New York Daily News Golden Gloves' championship at middleweight vs. Horace Creary and fighting out of Charlotte, NC, he also won the 1954 New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at light heavyweight stopping Fred Townsend at 1:16 of the first.

Obituary

NY Daily News: Former NYC Police Athletic League chief Richie Hill dead at 76 by Mike Silver

Richie Hill was also All-Service champion and won the Carolina Golden Gloves while serving with the Marine Corps. In all he had about 200 amateur fights. In the Marine Corps he was trained by Mike Capriano Jr. and was both All-Marine and Inter-Service champion in the 165 pound division. His brief pro career (1957-59) encompassed 12 fights of which he won seven and lost five. After losing by KO to Von Clay and Doug Jones Richie retired. In 1968 he was hired to coach James Earl Jones for his boxing scenes in the Broadway play "The Great White Hope". A picture of Richie Hill taken in 1954 appears on page 84 of Mike Silver's book "The Arc of Boxing". He was appointed Director of Boxing for New York City's Police Athletic League Program in 1988 and served in that function for over 15 years.

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