Jemal Hinton

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Name: Jemal Hinton
Born: 1969-11-26
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Hometown: District Heights, Maryland, USA
Boxing Record: click

Jemal Hinton was an amateur standout who narrowly missed out on a place in the 1988 US Olympic squad, losing to the eventual gold medalist and future world champion, Kennedy McKinney.

As a professional, Hinton was a hot undefeated prospect out of Detroit's Kronk Gym, before abruptly retiring from the ring for religious reasons.

"There was something taking place inside me, spiritually and mentally, and it was causing me to tire of boxing," Hinton said. "It was causing me to become confused about the whole idea of training and beating people up. I was introduced to a spiritual man, we had several sit down meetings and discussions, and I have to say he impressed me greatly. Retiring was the bravest, most stand up decision I'd ever made, my feelings about boxing were changing and for the first time in my life I felt free." [1]