Joe Hemphill

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Name: Joe Hemphill
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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In 1957, fighting out of Rockford, Illinois, as an amateur, Joey Hemphill won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at heavyweight by disqualification vs. Ossie Groom of Detroit, MI. In the same year he also won the Intercity Golden Gloves' championship at heavyweight by decision vs. Lee Williams.

As a pro, Hemphill fought Ernie Terrell twice, while Terrell was boxing his way toward a match for the World Heavyweight Championship. In the second of those two bouts, Hemphill lost a decision to Terrell for the Illinois State Heavyweight Title.