March 11, 2011

Hipp leads All Nations Foundation

Remembering Native American boxer Joe Hipp

By Darren BarcombAlways fighting hard and never forgetting his heritage, Hipp, who is a member of the Blackfoot tribe, has continued to give back to the community since his ring days came to a close. He last fought in August of 2005, battling to a majority decision over Ted Reiter. Now 48 years old, Hipp still works hard to promote boxing and serves as an inspiration to Native Americans throughout the country. The heavy hitting southpaw was known throughout his career as “The Boss,” a nickname that still suits him today, as he is both founder and president of the All Nations Foundation. The non-profit organization strives to create and maintain boxing clubs and after school programs for tribal youth.

According to their website,

“All Nations Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization that encourages excellence in sports, academics, health and fitness; preserves our sports heritage and builds pride and positive lifestyles in the spirit of Native American culture.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Hipp in Athletic Hall of Fame and Hipp to Resume Boxing?

Below:  Roy Jones Jr. and Joe Hipp.

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