Rudell Stitch

Local News
9:36 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Rudell Stitch, Paul Rogers and a Golf Course Among Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

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The 2014 inductees into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame includes athletes, coaches, a broadcaster—and a golf course.

Six humans and a 486-plot of land in southeastern Jefferson County will have golden plaques honoring their selection hanging in Freedom Hall.

The president of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, Jim Ellis, made the announcement at the KFC Yum! Center.

Here are the inductees:

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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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