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Hope is still held after loss to Mormeck

Updated: May 25, 2004, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Virgil Hill's manager, who appeared to be nudging the North Dakota boxer toward retirement in recent years, now wants to leave open the door that Hill himself seemed to close.

After losing a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday to Jean-Marc Mormeck for the WBA cruiserweight championship, Hill (49-5) told reporters in South Africa that the defeat would likely be his final fight. His manager, Bill Sorensen, said later that sentiment might have just come from the heat of the ...

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