Marijan Beneš

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Marijan Beneš in 2009

Marijan Beneš (Serbian Cyrillic: Маријан Бенеш; 11 June 1951 – 4 September 2018) was a Yugoslav-Bosnian boxer. He was born in Belgrade. He was thought of as one of the best in Yugoslav history.[1]

After an amateur career, he won the gold medal in European Amateur Boxing Championships in Belgrade, he turned professional in 1977, and won the European Boxing Union title in the light welterweight in 1979. Beneš retired from the ring in 1983, after a severe eye injury.

Beneš died of complications from Alzheimer's disease in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 4 September 2018, aged 67.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Davor Pašalić (2 March 2004). "Boksački prvak koji se u svom kafiću tukao 15 puta dnevno" [A boxing champion who used to fight 15 times a day in his bar] (in Croatian). Nacional. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  2. "U Banjoj Luci umro legendarni boksač Marijan Beneš (67)" (in Croatian). 24 Sata. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.