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(E) Super Heavyweight Mario Preskar in Golden Gloves
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/19/2003 | Sports | Unrated
(E) Super Heavyweight Mario Preskar in Golden Gloves
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Mario Preskar in Golden Gloves

    Mario Preskar, 19 year old Croatian Amateur Super Heavyweight Boxing Champion has been training for the last month at Gleason's Gym inBrooklyn. Preskar,at the age of 16 was second (silver medal) at 2000 European Amateur Championships in Athens,Greece. Mario's trainer Leonard Pijetraj brought Mario to US because he couldn't find him sparring partners inEurope. Pijetraj entered Preskar in New York State Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament which produced many Olympic and World Champions including Mark Breland and Mike Tyson.His first match will be on around February 27, 2003 in New York City (update to follow).
    Both Mario Preskar and his trainer Leonard Pijetraj (1984 Tae-kwon-do World Championship 3rd place in Glasgow,Scotland) have visited Croatian Center in Manhattan where they have been warmly received by New York Croats.Preskar who owns boxing gym in Croatia and has over 30 years of experience says Mario is a once in a lifetime find. Let's support Mario Preskar !

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