Fitz ‘The Whip’ was born in Trinidad and Tobago to John and Margaret Vanderpool – the middle child of five boys. After the family came to Canada in 1972, all of the boys trained as amateur boxers but quit in 1984. It was the 1988 Olympics that lit a fire under Fitz and he decided to shoot for the 1992 Olympics.
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. Unfortunately he lost and 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 of becoming a world champion and blazed quite a trail attaining his goal. Fitz ‘The Whip’ Vanderpool went on to win many professional titles.
Today Fitz is the proud owner and operator of The Whip Boxing Academy and has the pleasure of sharing his passion for boxing with his students. He is a strong community supporter and quite often finds himself working hard to assist children and youth by hosting and participating in many different types of fundraisers. He is excited to participate in Dancing with Easter Seals Stars and raise a little money for the children with physical disabilities. Please vote for Fitz!
Every $20 donated equals one vote towards the Dancers!