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Published September 21, 2012, 08:52 AM

Former Virgil Hill manager wants him to stay retired

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The former manager of North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill says he's trying to convince the fighter not to get back in the ring.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The former manager of North Dakota boxer Virgil Hill says he's trying to convince the fighter not to get back in the ring.

Bill Sorensen tells The Forum newspaper that he doesn't think it's a good idea for the former world champion to fight again at age 48.

Hill hasn't fought in almost five years. He's resumed training in Los Angeles. He says once he passes a physical, he'll be ready to go.

Sorenson says he has some potential opportunities for Hill. He also says he plans to have another talk with him about staying retired. But he isn't optimistic.

Hill is 50-7 in his career, which began in 1984. His last victory came over Valery Brudov in 2006.

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