Joe Hipp

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Date of Birth December 7, 1962
Place of Birth Montana
Age 57 years old
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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
Residence: Yakima, Washington
Nationality: Blackfeet Nation
Division: Heavyweight
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.

Before Fame

His professional debut was a 4-round decision victory over Steve Cortez in 1987.

Achievement

He was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in May 2009.

Family Life

He married Barbara Hipp in 1991.

Associations

He and wrestler Jack Brisco are among America's most distinguished Native American athletes.

Information related to Joe Hipp

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  • Boxers from Montana
  • 20th-century Native Americans
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Latest information about Joe Hipp updated on October 24, 2020.

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