Over seven events, Poland took a staggering 29 gold medals in athletics, boxing, fencing, shooting, and weightlifting, foil fencing – in which they picked up five for each team player – another 19 for each member of the football team.
The first boxing event in Europe since the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted is to take place on June 12.
TFN’s Stuart Dowell travels to the city of Bydgoszcz where he unravels the extraordinary story of one man’s literal fight for survival in a concentration camp nicknamed the ‘bone grinder’ by its SS guards.
Vice champion of Poland and champion of Warsaw, Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski was one of the 728 Poles and 20 Polish Jews who travelled on the first mass transport to the concentration camp on 14 June 1940 where he was then forced to fight.
Even though 30-year old Szeremeta is one of the World Boxing Association’s top three fighters, he is not favourite to beat 37-year-old Golovkin from Kazakhstan who has much more experience.
Boxer goes the distance to beat Chris Arreola in a bout that sets him up for a championship fight.
Karolina Koszewska (69kg) won a gold medal in women's boxing at the European Games on Saturday defeating Italy's Assunta Canfora 4:1 (29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29).
White collar boxing is a global phenomenon but completely unknown in Poland, until now. Julian Szumowski from Biznes Boxing Polska has raised almost a million złoty for charitable causes bringing businesspeople, politicians and even a priest into the boxing ring - to fight each other. Here the remarkable story in the latest #HeartofPoland.Watch Julian spring a nice surprise on our host Patrick Ney at the end. Did Patrick survive?!
Brodnicka made it 17 wins out of 17 fights with a hard-fought victory over her Mexican challenger.
Considered the father of Polish boxing, Feliks ‘Papa’ Stamm masterminded the development of the sport in Poland, coaching dozens of Olympic and European Championship medallists whilst, simultaneously, returning pride and hope to a nation under Soviet suppression.