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Paul Fritsch

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 Gahechet 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.

He retired from boxing in 1929 due to a retinal detachment and became a car salesman.


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