April 30, 2009

Hipp in Athletic Hall of Fame

Hipp to be inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame May 2Along with three other Native Americans, Joseph T. "Joe" Hipp has been enshrined into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.

Joseph Hipp, of the Blackfeet Tribe, was born Dec. 7, 1962, in Browning. World Boxing Federation A Heavyweight Champion, Hipp is considered the best boxer ever among the many Native American boxers of the past. He appeared 15 times on national television and won the World WBF Heavyweight Championship in 1995. Hipp also won the North American Heavyweight Championship in 1994 and fought for the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship in 1995.

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