Boxing ... and the Second International Championships have been taking place in Poland, featuring contestants?
Boxing ... and the Second International Championships have been taking place in Poland, featuring contestants from 14 nations. Polish boxers had mixed fortunes against their foreign opponents, but they were victorious in one of the top matches of the three-day event.
SYNOPSIS: The Championships, held at Warsaw's Torwar Hall, were held in honour of the famous Polish boxer and trainer Feliks Stamma.
The bout that attracted the most interest took place between Antoni roznicki of Poland and Uganda's Adron Butambeki.
Roznicki and Butambeki were closely matched, but this time Poland were out of luck.
At the end of the match, the judges awarded the decision to Butambeki of Uganda - a country known for producing fine boxers.
So a disappointed for Poland. But they had high hopes for Bogdan Gajda, one of their top fighters, who went into the ring against Cuba's Lazo Benvenido.
Gujda made a good start and it wasn't long before he had his Cuban opponent in serious trouble.
The Cuban, Benvenido, took a compulsory count after a left to the jaw from Gajda.
After that Benvenido never really recovered. The Polish boxer kept up the pressure right to the end of the bout, and by that time there was little doubt about the outcome.
At the final bell, the referee raised Gajda's hand and restored Poland's pride.