This celebration was on April 14th, 1-4PM 2019 at the Boxing Academy
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MEET FITZ THE WHIP VANDERPOOL
Fitz 'The Whip' Vanderpool
Photo by Nadezdha Lyra Mirrored Muse Imagery
It was a great occasion to congratulate, and celebrate with Fitz on his momentous occasion,
Fitz 'The Whip' was born in Trinidad and Tobago to John and Margaret Vanderpool - the middle child of 5 boys. After the family came to Canada in 1972, all of the boys trained as amateur boxers, but quit in 1984. However, watching the 1988 Olympics lit a fire under Fitz and he decided to shoot for the 1992 Olympics. He began training and fighting again, and chocked up 4 losses to the Canadian champion for 4 years in a row. At the 1992 Olympic trials, Fitz was the only challenger to actually beat a champion - however he had to beat the champion twice in order to represent Canada. The next day he fought the champ and lost - he would not represent Canada at the 1992 Olympics. His dream shattered, he decided to turn professional. However, before he turned pro, Fitz fought and won the 1993 Canadian Amateur championship. Fitz had high hopes becoming a world champion, and blazed quite a trail attaining his goal. Fitz 'The Whip' Vanderpool went on to win the:
ACHEIVEMENTS and TITLE WINS INCLUDE:
Canadian Professional Boxing Federation title
World Boxing Federation Intercontinental title
World Boxing Council Welterweight Fecarbox title
World Boxing Federation Superwelterweight World title
World Boxing Council Superwelterweight Fecarbox title.
Fitz is the owner & president of Vanderpool Fitness & Boxing in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Fitz facilitates fitness boxing programs in Waterloo Region schools in the Region of Waterloo, teaching the students fitness through boxing and inspiring them to be successful individuals.
Having lived the dream of becoming a World champion Fitz also speaks at schools inspiring young people to set goals and chase their dreams.
As an International Fire Safety Fitz speaks on fire safety and prevention.
Fitz is one of the first 10 people inducted into Eastwood Collegiate's Wall of Recognition.
In 2008, Fitz 'The Whip' was inducted into the Waterloo County Hall of Fame.
In 2009, Fitz co-wrote his book 'The Whip' with Sandra Cole. (produced by Waterloo Region law firm Morell Kelly) This inspirational book shows how anyone can chase their dream and succeed, even when the odds are stacked against you.
With Hope It's Possible!
TRAIN WITH A WORLD CHAMP FITZ THE WHIP
The Whip Boxing Academy 178B Weber Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 3H4 519-577-7910 Email Fitz