Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

Tags: Amateur Boxing image  
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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Victor Ortiz Warns Conor McGregor About "Mayweather's Elbows" Verdejo Wants To Fight in September While Flanagan Recovers NSAC Exec: No Reason Not To Approve Mayweather-McGregor Lomachenko Smiles: I'd Like To Welcome Salido To My University Photos: Mauricio Herrera, Jesus Soto Karass - Open Workouts Mayweather-McGregor Tickets - Update For General Public Manager: 100-1 Odds That Crawford, Indongo Won't Fight Lipinets! Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko Grinding Hard For Marriaga Defense Photos: Victor Ortiz in Beast Mode For Ring Return Top Rank Exec: ESPN to Televise Beterbiev-Koelling Nonito Donaire Inks Promotional With Ringstar Sports Mayweather-McGregor Tickets: Latest Facts, Trends, Information Artur Beterbiev vs. Enrico Koelling Purse Bid Won By Top Rank Victor Ortiz vs. Saul Corral - Undercard Information Broner: My Back is Against The Wall, Everyone Counting Me Out Dillian Whyte vs. Michael Grant Set For August 19, Says Hearn Showtime To Have Three Boxing Presentations on Saturday Saunders: No American Bum Beats Me, P*ssy Golovkin is Next! Mayweather-McGregor - U.S. Cinema Information, Tickets Garcia's Coach: Perfect Timing For Lomachenko Bout By Year End Hearn Confident Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Will Be 11/11 in Vegas Mikael Lawal Inks Promotional Pact With Team Sauerland Shields: Jermall Charlo Will 'Give a Lot of Middleweights Hell' Robert Garcia: Adrien Broner is Very Strong, Very Tough Garcia: I'm Favored Because Broner Is Inconsistent, Not Skills Tony Bellew, David Haye in Talks For December Rematch Monroe Vows To Shock Saunders For Underdogs Everywhere Paul Butler Vows To Get Much "Clearer" Win Over Stuart Hall Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Undercard Information Farhood: If McGregor Goes 12, The Press Will Hammer Mayweather Virgil Hunter: Mayweather Stops McGregor or it Gets Stopped Barring a Win, Broner's Legacy To Be Full of Wasted Promise Viktor Polyakov Shocks Giovanni De Carolis For WBA Regional Mikey Garcia: I Would Consider Crawford-Indongo Winner Next Roberto Duran on What Canelo Must Do To Beat Golovkin Jon Jones: I Admire McGregor, But I Back Mayweather To Win Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement