Paul Fritsch

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Paul Fritsch 1922.jpg
Paul Fritsch in 1922
Statistics
Rated at Lightweight
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Nationality  France
Born 14 August 1941 (1941-08-14) (age 75)
Paris, France
Died 22 September 1970 (aged 69)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Boxing record
Total fights 106
Wins 68
Wins by KO 32
Losses 22
Draws 16

Paul Fritsch (25 February 1901 – 22 September 1970) was a French featherweight professional boxer who competed in the early 1920s. In 1920 he became the first French boxer to win an Olympic title, defeating teammate Jean Gachet in the final, despite losing to Gachet at the national championships before the Olympics. After more than 300 amateur bouts, Fritsch turned professional in 1921. He fought approximately 100 more bouts, but never won a major title.[1] He retired from boxing in 1929 due to a retinal detachment and became a car salesman.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Fritsch. boxrec.com
  2. ^ Bayes Norton. sports-reference.com