Boxing, Latest News

Teofilo Stevenson top amateur boxer dies

Teofilo Stevenson, top amateur boxer, dies | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Cuban Teofilo Stevenson, hailed as one of the best boxers of his time though he never turned professional, died on June 11 at the age of 60 of a heart attack.
Stevenson dominated world amateur boxing for 14 years and became the first fighter to win the Olympic gold medal in the same division three times.
Competing in what is now known as the super-heavyweight division, Jamaican-born Stevenson won his first gold at the 1972 Munich Games, and went on to win two more golds at the 1976 Montreal and 1980 Moscow Games.
He was, however, denied a chance of a fourth medal after Cuba joined the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
Stevenson finished his career in 1986 with a record of 302 victories in 321 bouts, and went on to join the Cuban boxing federation as a trainer and official, notably overseeing Felix Savon, who mirrored his mentor in also winning three Olympic golds (1992, 1996, 2000).
He refused to give up his amateur status in the 1970s as the boxing world clamoured for a what would have been a highly lucrative bout against then-world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali after the 1976 Montreal Games.
Staying loyal to the Cuban revolution, Stevenson reportedly said: “What is one million dollars compared with the love of eight million Cubans?”

Hey leave a comment let me know what you think about this article

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

WTF Current Shows

  • Saturday: WDW 8PM
  • Monday: UFL Prison Games 7PM
  • Fridays: UFL Prison Games 8PM

UFL FFF Prison Games Season 3 Rankings


HBO Boxing Updates

%d bloggers like this: