Leo Podgorski

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 1973 Chicago Golden Gloves 112 pound champion Leo Podgorski passed away Thursday morning November 12, 2009 from a heart attack. He was rushed to the Resurrection hospital in Chicago but was deceased on arrival. Leo was Chicago Park District 126 pound champion in 1975. His best wins were over Luis Aguilar and Brian Doherty. Leo trained amateurs and professional boxers during the 1980s and 1990s at the Portage Park gym in Chicago. Leo’s brother’s are Stan and the well known referee Pete Podgorski. Leo was uncle to former Chicago amateur champions Mathew and Mike Podgorski. There will be a Memorial Service to held at 5:30pm – 7pm on Saturday at the Theis-Gorski Funeral Home, 3517 N. Pulaski Rd, Chicago. Visitors welcome from boxing fraternity. Leo is survived by his wife Edith and son Leo jr. Leo was only 52 years and will be sadly missed by all his family and his many friends.