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Feliks Stamm

Polish boxer

Died when: 74 years 110 days (891 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Feliks Stamm

Feliks “Papa” Stamm (14 December 1901, Koscian (German: Kosten) German Empire – 2 April 1976, Warsaw) was a prominent Polish boxing coach.He is widely regarded as the father of Polish boxing, and the creator of the so-called Polish school of boxing.

To commemorate him, since 1977 annual Feliks Stamm Boxing Tournament takes place in Warsaw.In 1987, the tournament was won by Lennox Lewis.

In 1923–1926, he was a boxer at the club Pentatlon in Poznan.He rolled down 13 official fights (11 won, 1 drew, 1 loss) as well as about 30 show fights.

In 1926, Stamm became a boxing coach at Warta Poznan, and since 1932, he was a lecturer at Central Institute of Physical Education in Warsaw (today's Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw).

In 1936, he became an independent coach of the Polish boxing national team.He had already had some experience with the national team of Poland, as in 1928 Stamm helped foreign coaches to prepare Polish boxers for their first official international match vs.

Austria.As a coach, Stamm participated seven times in the Olympic Games (from 1936 to 1968), and 14 times in European Amateur Boxing Championships.

He was a tutor and coach of a number of prominent boxers, Olympic and European champions.Among them are such names, as: , Szapsel Rotholc, , Witold Majchrzycki, Edmund Sobkowiak, Franciszek Szymura, Henryk Chmielewski, Józef Pisarski, Aleksander Polus, Antoni Czortek, Antoni Kolczynski, Aleksy Antkiewicz, Zygmunt Chychla, Zenon Stefaniuk, Leszek Drogosz, Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Tadeusz Walasek, Kazimierz Pazdzior, Jerzy Adamski, Józef Grudzien, Jerzy Kulej, Marian Kasprzyk, Jan Szczepanski, .

In 1945, Stamm moved to Bydgoszcz, where he lived together with his wife and four children.In late 1946 he took the post of coaching manager of Polish Boxing Association, commuting from Bydgoszcz to Poznan.

After his death, a street in Fordon, a district of Bydgoszcz, was named after him.

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