Fabian Urbański has made history by becoming the first Polish boxer ever to clinch the title of world cadet champion. Representing Skorpion Szczecin, Urbański secured victory in the tournament’s final by defeating Samvel Siramargyan from Armenia.
For Urbański, the journey to the final itself was a remarkable feat. Never before had a representative from Poland vied for the gold medal in this age category, making this achievement even more exceptional.
The semifinal clash on Friday was a fiercely contested battle for Urbański against Germany’s Festim Nimani. Despite encountering difficulties after two rounds, the Polish boxer ultimately turned the tide in his favour, showcasing unwavering determination until the final seconds.
The final showdown proved to be the most intense bout of the entire tournament. Urbański squared off against Armenian fighter Siramargyan in a gripping encounter. Leading 4:1 after the first round and 4:0 after the second, Urbański ultimately secured a hard-fought victory over the home country boxer with a score of 4:1. This triumph crowned Urbański as the world cadet champion in the 70kg category.
Złoto dla Polski. Fabian Urbański Mistrzem Świata Kadetów! Więcej o walce Fabiana: https://t.co/kX4oNGomPr@GrupaORLEN @PolskaSuzuki @sport_tvppl @SPORT_GOV_PL #PolishBoxingteam #PZB pic.twitter.com/j9RsudkLUq— Polski Związek Bokserski (@PolskiZwiazek) December 3, 2023
The World Cadet Championships proved historic for Polish contenders, with a total of four medals earned by the nation. Alongside Urbański’s gold, Zuzanna Gołębiewska (54kg, RUSHH Kielce), Oskar Grodzicki (52kg, Kujawia Boks Włocławek), and Igor Soczówka (54kg, Skorpion Szczecin) claimed bronze medals.
The previous edition of the World Cadet Championships took place in 2015, where Eryk Apresyan (66kg) secured a bronze medal for Poland.