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Fitzie The Man



It's been often asked, what kind of person was Fitzie Fitzpatrick. Well, in the ring, he was a killer. Always going for the knockout, Fitzie would say, " knock - em out." Other words described him as, ferocious, savage - like, vindictive, ominous, a real basher. But, what was his demeanor outside the ring and how did he relate with friends and family. It's no secret that Fitzie encountered hardships do to his hearing disability and was teased during his youth. He was aware of his communication limitations, often feeling he was the target of ridicule. A warrior, man of confidence, Fitzie defended himself in and out of the ring.

Fitzie did have a sense of humor and enjoyed playing partial jokes on people he liked. He would smile or grin in a quiet way. Fitzie would say " Hey Champ" when seeing a friend. He like to punch your arm in a playful attempt to say hello. On the other hand, he was a man of little words. Fitzie was brief and to the point; effectively concise, a response so curt as to seem almost rude. This was partly due to his hearing disability, which affects one's ability to speak with normal expression. Fitzie at times was not a patient man and could show a look of anger or frowning disapproval. Fitzie like most professional fighters, was a person to avoid in physical confrontation.

Along with his physical strength, Fitzie demonstrated he processed all the ingredients needed to be a top ranked contender, in the pugilistic world.



Fitzie Training Down

 

Buck Fitzpatrick Rides Again


Frank Sinatra With Fitzie 1944

 

Fitzie on his favorite horse, Scout - 1947 


Fitzie's Birth Certificate

 

Commeration Certificate stating that, at
the time of his death, Fitzie Fitzpatrick was
"The Greatest Boxer in Mountain State History"


Fitzie Meets O'Bannon 

 



Gym Group





Fitzie - Light Heavyweight

 

Fitzie's Boxing Club - 1980  


Gordon Stanley Wyle

 

Hotel

 

Main Street

 

Babe McCoy, Mickey Kilcher, Fitzie and Sparkey Rudolph

 

Fitzie Ready For A Fight


Backyard Training

 

Fight fans see Fitzie off
before the Ezzard Charles bout, July ,1947 


Fitzie and son Ronnie 

 

Fitzie and his wife Linda 


Fitzie and son Ronnie 

 

Fitzie with his son Ronnie 


Fitzie's Boy's Town Membership

 

Fitzie's High School Letter 


Fitzie Shopping

 

Fitzie Having Fun


Fitzie in Oak Hill, WV

 

Fitzie 1951


Fitzie and Joe Louis 1947 

 

Fitzie Wins

   

Fitzie On The Town


Fitzie On Horseback 1947

 

Pro football player BobWaterman And Fitzie 1944

Micky Kilcher's Cafe 1948

 

Pitching Hay

Young Fitzie at Romney 

 

Fitzie At 14 Months

Golden Glove Champ 

 

Front Row! 


Fitzie With Head Gear And Gloves
At Romney High School

 

Fomney Football Team
Fitzie - 3rd From the Left
Bottom Row


Fitzie Poster

 

Fitzie on the cover of Knockout Magazine


Fitzie at the airport

 

Group Photo 1947


Fitzie
June 20, 1944

 

Brian as Fitzie
Group Shot




Fitzie On Film against Joe Kahut, 1946 

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