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    Polish boxing legend Grzegorz Skrzecz passes away

    Former heavyweight boxer Grzegorz Skrzecz died on Wednesday at the age of 65, his brother Paweł Skrzecz confirmed to the media. He was a medallist at the world and European championships and a five-time national champion. In 1980 he participated in the Olympic Games in Moscow.

    In the Olympic tournament, he reached the quarter-finals. In the third round, he lost by knockout to Cuban Teofilo Stevenson.

    He represented the Gwardia Warszawa boxing club. He won the Polish champion title five times – four times in a row in 1979-1982 and 1984.

    In 1982 he won the bronze medal at the world championships in Munich and a year later the bronze at the European Championships in Varna. In total, he fought 236 fights and won 204 of them.

    After his career, he took up acting. He also played episodic roles in feature films, including ‘Sztos’ and ‘Chłopaki nie płaczą’. He also appeared on television as an expert. At the same time, he did not leave boxing only in the sphere of memories. In the ring, he trained adept boxers. 

    He died on 15 February 2023 at the age of 65.

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