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Maciej Skupinski is dead. One of the pioneers of muay thai in Poland

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Maciej Skupiński, a muay thai competitor, one of the main promoters of this discipline in Poland, is dead – said kickboxer Bartosz Batra. Maciej Skupiński was the first Thai boxing world champion from our country.

Bartosz Batra announced the death of Maciej Skupiński on Sunday evening. “I just received this sad information. Maciej Skupiński, the first muay thai world champion from Poland, is dead,” we read in the post Batra published on Facebook. “His success inspired me to start training this martial art. Pioneer of this sport in our country, competitor, trainer and social activist. Condolences to the family and loved ones. Rest in peace”, he added. The cause of Skupiński’s death was not disclosed.

Former boxer Marcin Najman also referred to the information about the death of Maciej Skupiński. “Just 3 days ago, at the invitation of Maciek Skupiński, I appeared in his training room to support his sports activities in the media. Today’s information about his death is a shock to me. Goodbye, Warrior. See you on the other side,” Najman wrote on Twitter.

Maciej Skupinski – who is this?

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Maciej Skupiński was one of the main promoters of muay thai, or Thai boxing, in Poland. In 2003, he became the IFMA world champion in this discipline. In recent years, Skupiński has coached the Polish Thai boxing team, both seniors and juniors. He was also the president of the Polish lethwei federation, i.e. Burmese boxing, one of the varieties of muay thai.

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Facebook/Bartosz Batra, Twitter/Marcin Najman, sport.pl

Main photo source: Lukasz Ptak/Forum

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