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Teofilo Stevenson, Olympic Great, Passes Away at 60

Olympic boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson has died at age 60, according to reports from Cuba. He is said to have had a heart attack.

The heavyweight star won gold medals at three separate Games - in Munich in 1972, at Montreal four years later and again in Moscow in 1980. He was denied the chance to add to his haul when Communist Cuba boycotted the 1984 and 88 Olympics.

Stevenson, who possessed a devastating right hand and deft footwork, was also renowned for his sportsmanship.

In the mid 1970s, when he was still in his early 20s, he was tipped to take on Muhammad Ali but Cuba insisted he keep his amateur status.

After retirement he insisted he had no regrets about not turning pro.

"I prefer the affection of eight million Cubans," he said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lramon25 on 10-22-2012

Teofilo was undoubtedly one of the all time great Cuban boxers. I am currently doing some research for a university dissertation on the subject of the Cuban political system and how this was reflected through the career of Teofilo. His…

Comment by MJ223 on 06-12-2012

[b]r.i.p..............[/b]

Comment by MASTER1454 on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12235031][B]In answer to your post, here's something I posted on another thread:[/B] Stevenson defeated the American Duane Bobick at the Munich games in 1972. Duane was 22; Teofilo was 20. Stevenson defeated American "Big" John Tate at the Montreal games…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12235948]life in cuba takes it's toll...I recall after he stopped boxing he was injured in his small apt. when his ALCOHOL cooking stove blew up...alcohol??Castro controled them, forget loyality of 8M peeps....he was a great amateur but in that era…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-12-2012

[QUOTE=Corelone;12235038]Teofilo was the best amateur heavyweight I ever saw. His right hand took a serious toll. He was no fancy Dan, he didn't have to be. Steamrolling was his game. RIP.[/QUOTE] Stevenson was vg but 2bad u never, nor most…

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