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Local News
4:09 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Louisville Boxer Rudell Stitch Honored With Downtown Mural

Rick Howlett

A Louisville boxer who died trying to save another man from drowning 53 years ago has been  honored with a “hometown hero” mural on Fifth Street.

Rudell Stitch was a welterweight who by 1960 had risen to number two in the world rankings.   Among his many admirers was young Olympic hopeful and sometime sparring partner Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali. 

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