Fitzie Fitzpatrick  

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Portrait Of A Champion

Portrait of a Champion

Hilton “Fitzie” Fitzpatrick

Fitzie Fitzpatrick, a fighter and warrior in the world of boxing, illustrated and defined the life and career of a true champion. Winning a competition or a series of events, holding on to first place is only part of what it takes to be a champion in any sport event.

Every June, the International Boxing Hall of Fame holds its annual sports convention in New York, where inductees are forever enshrined in the world of boxing. It is my dream and desire to be part of next year’s activities. I hope to hear the name of Fitzie Fitzpatrick added to the list of the many great fighters of his time. This final victory for the Irish Blockbuster would exemplify a career Fitzie would be proud of.

Larry C. Burton

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Knockouts Under Thirty – Seconds

When it comes to Modern World Boxing Records,
Fitzie Fitzpatrick is top on the list.

Of the top one hundred knockouts under thirty seconds, Fitzpatrick is only second to Jack Dempsey and Shannon Briggs. Dempsey “Top Kayo King,” has recorded four kayos under the wire and Briggs who recently past Fitzpatrick has three knockouts. As of today Fitzie is 66th and 89th on the list. There is only a hand full of fighters that have more than one knockout less than thirty seconds.


Fitzie Fitzpatrick VS. Gregorio Gonzales
January 2, 1945
Gonzales kayoed in 0.23 seconds

Fitzie Fitzpatrick VS. Ernie Rios
January 8, 1946
Rios kayoed in 0.29 seconds

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The Irish Blockbuster

West Virginia’s Greatest Boxer

World Ranked # 1 Light – heavyweight Division

World Ranked # 8 Heavyweight Divisions

Ring Victories - 47

Knockouts- 31

First Round Knockouts - 18

Quickest knockouts: 23,29,35,57 seconds

Bouts against Top Ten Contenders - 25

World ranked by Ring Magazine - 7 years

West Virginia Boxing Hall of Fame

Boxing Hall of Fame USA Deaf Sports Federation

West Virginia State Golden Glove Champion

All American High School Football Player

Honorary Member of Boys Town

Boxing Coach West Virginia Golden Glove Team

Fitzie Fitzpatrick was the greatest puncher - boxer ever to come out of Fayette County and the state of West Virginia. He gave the boxing world the color, knockout thrills, and displayed ring sportsmanship as a true champion, in a great American sport.


June 20, 1944

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