Poland, fast becoming one of Europes top amateur boxing countries, is sending a team to meet England's amateurs at the Wembley stadium and at Belle Vue Manchester on November 20th and 22nd, respectively.
S.V. Tadeusz Rozpierski boxing with clubmate Debisz, Rozpierski hitting Debisz hard to stomach
C.U. Ditto, they carry on boxing.
C.U. Rozpierski hitting out hard.
S.C.U. The Two boxers boxing, they stop, shake hands, Rozpierski walks towards camera.
Back V,Int. Rozpierski entering his home, he walks towards and is greeted by wife and son, Krzysztof, showing various cups and awards on table and wall.
S.C.U. Rozpierski and son embrace.
G.V.Int. Tadeusz Walasek in training in ring with trainer Karpinski.
C.U. Walasek hitting out hard to Karpinski.
Side V. Ditto.
Full C.U. Walasek hitting out hard,
S.C.U. Karpinski ducking as Walsek hits out
S.C.U.Pan Walasek being weighed in pan to face.
Full C.U. Walasek.
Long V.Int. Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (champion of Europe) in his home with wife.
C.U.Pan He picks up articles of clothing and passes them to his wife for packing.
S.C.U.Pan. He picks up boxing gloves and places them in case.
C.U. Boxing gloves in case, the lid is closed.
Long V.Pan. Showing his private museum of medals and souvenirs.
C.U. Boxing glove on wall, in writing "Berlin"
C.U. Olympic medal which he won in 1956 at Melbourne.
S.C.U. Various medals and cups.
Long V.Int. Leszek Drogosz at punchbag amidst other boxers in training.
S.V. Leszek Drogosz hitting out at punchbag, his trainer Zienec walks over and gives him instructions.
Side V. Trainer Zienec showing Drogosz how to hit, Drogosz carries on hitting punchbag.
Full C.U. Drogosz hitting punchbag hard.
Long V. Showing various boxers in training, Drogosz hitting punchbag.
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Background: Poland, fast becoming one of Europes top amateur boxing countries, is sending a team to meet England's amateurs at the Wembley stadium and at Belle Vue Manchester on November 20th and 22nd, respectively. And they're treating the matches with characteristic determination.
The Polish team will be a tough, skilful bunch: Men like Tadeuz Rozpierski, a 1957 National Champion who has won 215 of his 240 fights. Here he is training in Warsaw with team-mate Debisz and later, the tough featherweight goes home to a trophy-filled home, a charming wife and young son, Krzysztof.
Tadeusz Walasek is another National Champion - in the Light-heavyweight division, he is being trained by Karpinski.
Zbigniev Pietrzykowski is the amateur middleweight champion of Europe. He lives in Bielsko Biala - his home, too, is a private museum of medals and trophies.
Leszek Drogosz is a former European champion in the Welter division - and still considered to be one of Poland's best. He lives in Labedy, Silesia. He is seen under the guidance of trainer Zienec at the Sport Club in Labedy.