Andrzej Biegalski

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Andrzej Biegalski
Born (1953-03-05)5 March 1953
Gierczyn, Poland
Died 14 March 2017(2017-03-14) (aged 64)
Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland
Occupation Boxing champion

Andrzej Biegalski (5 March 1953 in Gierczyn – 14 March 2017 in Jastrzębie-Zdrój) was a Polish heavyweight amateur boxing champion.[1] He reached the quarterfinal round in the World Championships in Havana, 1974.[2]

Biegalski's greatest success came with gold in European Championship in Katowice, Poland, June 1975 when he beat Peter Hussing from Germany by a heavy KO. However, he was not able to follow that success with more achievement due to overexploitation. During 1976 Summer Olympics, he lost his first bout to John Tate. He also participated in the European Championship in 1979.[3]

Biegalski was a three time national champion in 1974 and in 1978 in a heavyweight division, and in 1979 in a superheavyweight competition.[4]

Later in life he was also involved in politics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebony, Nov 1976, Vol. 32, No. 1, Johnson Publishing Company, pg. 130
  2. ^ FEDERAZIONE PUGILISTICA ITALIANA[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Polski Komitet Olimpijski (Polish Olympic Committee) "Biegalski, Andrzej", "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ Gazeta Wyborcza, Krakow, "Mistrz Biegalski na Wiśle" (Champion Biegalski on the Vistula), 2006-12-08, [1]