Joe "The Boss" Hipp is a retired professional Native American heavyweight boxer. A member of the Blackfeet Tribe, he became the first Native American to challenge for a world heavyweight boxing championship on August 19, 1995 when he fought WBA champion Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In May 2009, he was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.
|Born:||December 07, 1962, Browning, Montana|
|Other names:||The Boss|
|Reach:||73 in (185.42 cm)|
|Years active:||18 (1987-2005)|
|Occupation:||All Nations Foundation, founder|
|Notable school(s):||A.C. Davis High School|
About Joe Hipp
Blackfoot Tribe member who became the first Native American to challenge for the world heavyweight championship.
His professional debut was a 4-round decision victory over Steve Cortez in 1987.
He was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in May 2009.
He married Barbara Hipp in 1991.
He and wrestler Jack Brisco are among America's most distinguished Native American athletes.
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- Native American boxers
- Boxers from Montana
- 20th-century Native Americans
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