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(Telegraph)   Olympic boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson dies of a heart attack at age 60   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 10
    More: Sad, Teofilo Stevenson, Seoul Olympics, olympic boxing, President of Cuba, footwork, First Olympics, US Olympic  
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2012-06-12 12:40:11 PM  
After the crappy decision in the Pacquiao fight, stories like this make me miss what boxing used to be even more.
 
2012-06-12 01:12:06 PM  

SmackLT: After the crappy decision in the Pacquiao fight, stories like this make me miss what boxing used to be even more.


I wish I would have lived in that era :/ I am not sure if anybody regards Stevenson as the best amateur of all time with guys like Rigondeaux and Kindelan making pretty strong cases for themselves but he was pretty damn good nonetheless. Plus, heavyweight bias and all that.

/Rest in Peace patriotic man
 
2012-06-12 01:39:11 PM  
Stephenson was amazing in his day, I hope some of those fights make it to YouTube. So dominant in the heavyweight division as to be laughable. And because he was Cuban, I always was rooting against him, but truly, he had no peers.

RIP, you god-like commie bastard.
 
2012-06-12 02:26:57 PM  
I enjoyed watching his fights, even though I was rooting hard against him.

RIP.
 
2012-06-12 03:52:16 PM  
I always admired him for his principals. He loved boxing, he loved his country, and he was one hell of a boxer. I can't recall ever rooting against him. He was the truth, wearing boxing gloves. Castro has buried a lot of legends.

Yes, R.I.P. Teofilo.
 
2012-06-12 04:00:47 PM  
Ivan Drago only wished he was as bad ass as Stevenson. The best "amateur" fighter I ever saw.
 
2012-06-12 04:47:54 PM  
The Olympics suck without the USSR and affiliates, + all the pros.

That shiat was epic, for reals, back when he was fighting. Awesome. And I never heard of him being "dirty" in any way.
 
2012-06-12 05:41:29 PM  
I remember him in his prime, when boxing still mattered, the Cold War was still on, and the Olympics were a big deal.

He was a beautiful boxer.
 
2012-06-12 10:17:07 PM  
It's shameful that this thread only has 10 posts.

He was fun to watch, Commie or not.
 
2012-06-13 07:37:06 AM  

John Buck 41: It's shameful that this thread only has 10 posts.

He was fun to watch, Commie or not.


Agreed. And we lost Vasily Alekseyev a few months back. The Soviet block did have some great rockstar athletes to go along with the East German female shotputter stereotype.
 
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