Marian Basiak, Renowned Polish Boxing Trainer, Passes Away at 83

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The world of Polish boxing mourns the loss of legendary coach Marian Basiak, who passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday. With a coaching career spanning 51 years, Basiak left an indelible mark on the sport.

A Legacy Built on Stamma’s Wisdom

Basiak, a disciple of the iconic Feliks Stamma, began his coaching journey in 1972. Over the years, his athletes clinched over 200 medals at the Polish Championships. He played a pivotal role in the success of Igloopol Dębica, securing two team championships in Poland. Basiak also revitalized the boxing section of Stal Rzeszów and served as the assistant coach for the Polish national team.

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His influence extended to world-class competitions, producing participants in world championships, European championships, and even the Olympics. Notable boxers under his tutelage include Stanisław Osetkowski, Krzysztof Wróblewski, Dariusz Czernij, and Andrzej Gołota.

Farewell to a Mentor: Łukasz Różański’s Tribute

Łukasz Różański, Basiak’s protégé and the current WBC bridgerweight champion, expressed his grief on social media, bidding farewell to the coach who was “like a second father” to him.

In April, Różański secured the bridgerweight title with Basiak in his corner, marking a pinnacle in both their careers.

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