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Meeting of Icon Old Boxers – Budapest

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An evening at the Kertész Brewery – District VII., 24-28 Kertész Street – Budapest when and where the „Old” boxing buddies … amateur and professional athletes, champions, coaches, and domestic boxers the creams for decades had met.

György Gedó, retired Hungarian light-flyweight boxer competed in the 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Olympics. Gedó won the gold medal in the light-flyweight division at the 1972 Munich Games; he won the gold medal match with a 5-0 decision. Gedó then competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics in the same weight class, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals both times. He was the European light-flyweight champion in 1969 and 1971.

Zsolt Erdei – alias: Bird – Hungarian former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2014. He held the WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles from 2004 to 2009. Erdei won the Lineal and WBO light heavyweight titles from Julio César González by unanimous decision, and successfully defended the titles eleven times and the WBC cruiserweight title from 2009 to 2010. After announcing his retirement in January 2010 and thus relinquishing his claim as Lineal light heavyweight champion, Erdei decided to have more matches in 2011 in the USA and fought Samson Onyango and Byron Mitchell as his first opponents there. The Mitchell fight which was set up by Lou DiBella ended with Erdei knocking Mitchell out in the 6th round (TKO). Erdei is the first boxer from Hungary to have won a world title in two weight divisions. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the middleweight division at the 2000 Olympics. Most of Erdei’s matches during his professional career were promoted by Universum boxing.

István Kovács  nicknamed Ko-Ko  and/or sometimes called „The Cobra” – Hungarian retired world champion boxer. As an amateur he won the bantamweight gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and was a world champion at the 1991 World Amateur Boxing Championships in flyweight and at the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships in featherweight. As a professional he was a world champion, holding the WBO featherweight belt in 2001.

About 120 former and current boxers and specialists participated at the event, including Zsolt Erdei, President of the Hungarian Association of Boxing Associations, István Kovács – Ko-Ko, Olympic and World Champion, György Gedo gold medal champion in the light-flyweight division at the 1972 Munich Games, Norbert Növényi, Károly Csekő, Pál Totka, Gyula Alvics, Vilmos Jakab, György Mizsei, Ferenc Schubert, István Szikora, József Szakos… and many others.

At the event several rewards were received and a Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Jenő Svasz coach.

Background source/titles: Wikipedia

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter



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Famous Grouse  … Scotland’s number one whiskey!

Naturally, the Scottish whiskey made it for the Famous Night in Budapest.

The invitation was to participate on Thursday, November, 6. 2014.  … “Be a part of something famous” … so rolled over to the spot. A  free welcome Whisky (Famous Grouse) awaited  to be picked up by the invited guests as entering the place to have a good shoot to their evening. There was no  lack of a bunch of  musicians, singers, actors and sporty folks to be a part of something famous on the „Famous Night Party” at Downtown on the Elisabeth Square’s  at the Prosit Bar and its „Fröccs Terasz” – Pub Terrace!

Invitation was to unwind your day with Scotland’s number one whiskey in the heart of the city, to have a sip of the delicious Grouse Famous cocktails, battling with endless mouth-watering snacks, full meals and delicate cakes was a real challenge, but caused no harm. Excellent Cheif overthere, worthwhile to drop by any time of the day to have a snack or a light meal.

In addition to the bites, singer Dóra Danics enhanced the mood. The highlight of the evening was to build the three meters in height the Famous Grouse.

The Famous Grouse went from strength to strength with assistance done by, Dóra Szinetár, Hien, Zsolt Erdei, Tamás Vastag, Tibor Kocsis and finally the Famous Grouse came alive and proudly stood and watched the partied stars enjoying every minute of their time.

 … Hopefully, not on my own  cannot  be said enough about … After a hard working week … relax hard!

It seemed like more-or-less everyone kept that in mind.


Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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The 35th Traveling Exhibition at the Hungexpo  – Budapest

March, 1 -4.

This is why I love Budapest!

“A” pavilion, booth 212-213.

On the 2nd of March, during the late afternoon hours have been invited to the debut event at the Budapest’s booth whereas, famous sports athletes and sport ambassadors came along to join, be with us at signing their names and adding their own personal thoughts on a giant tableau  Mr. Zsolt Erdei, nickname: Madár = Bird, two-time box WC and Mr. Sándor Egervári, former Hungarian quarterback football player,at present  now-a-days the Hungarian national football team’s coach. Others prominent individuals also stepped up to the tableau to share, write their remarks.

Throughout the opening days of the exhibition, the huge plastic roll will be out on display and the visitors rolling by can take a stop and leave their own messages on the tableau, why they “LOVE BUDAPEST!

Budapest is not only the diversity in offering its cultural and architectural treasures. Not even due to its characteristics of the terrains and baths of hot mineral “floating gold”. The urban lifestyle, welcomes foreigners to be here and feel like home by the local people’s openness and creativity. The capital is visited by people with different reasons. There are who were born here, who are working here, and who have moved here, they all agree at least one thing, Budapest is the city that can not go unnoticed!

The Budapest tourist image of its logo was created last year. It had been brought to the Hungexpo, theTravel Exhibition  “undressed” empty, the gray contour on the giant tableau started to be filled-up with its contents of the thoughts of the visitors “THIS IS WHY I LOVE BUDAPEST”written in blue color. Anyone could stop and tell by writing  their own tail what is it that connects them to the Capital of Hungary.

Interesting to see and hear, one of the visitor recognised our WC boxer. I was just an arm distance from both of them. The lad was from Germany and he also flew as a bird seeing, meeting, speaking with the two-time World Champion Mr. Zsolt Erdei “Bird”, who played several occasions in Germany.  This German lad will surely remember his stay in Budapest and if not for anything else, which probably won’t be the case,  from now on he will be saying: I LOVE BUDAPEST!

Update and snap Aggie Reiter