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The Podium Awaits

(Photo: gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson [center], silver medalist Pyotr Zaev [left], bronze medalist Jurgen Fanghanel [right], 1980, AFP/Getty Images)Cruising into the guts of Olympic boxing this year, many of us boxing fans still feel foggy-headed as to whether or not we're supposed to care, and if we are, why. The numbers are in, though, and overall interest in this year...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

The Three-Way Fight For Gold At Super Heavyweight

Super heavyweight (91kg+/200.6lb+),Olympic boxing's glamour division, debuts at London 2012 Wednesday. Though the division was only split from heavyweight (91kg/200.6lb) in 1984, it would have been the home of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Teofilo Stevenson. In London it will be the division to watch, with a three way rivalry between three very different men...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ave Atque Vale, Teofilo Stevenson

The winding and political history of boxing in Cuba is well acknowledged, as is the island's tendency to spill greatness into its boxing rings. Being even simply among the best that Cuba has produced is an honor unto itself, but to have a name surrounded by an aura of greatness that transcends the amateur ranks when the fighter himself doesn't is a rare feat. According...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Official: Olympic boxer Stevenson dies

A Cuban sports official says three-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson has died. The official says the 60-year-old fighter died Monday of a heart attack. The official agreed to confirm the death on condition of anonymity because the government has not made an official announcement. The official did not offer further details. With a devastating right hand, he won...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing great Stevenson out of hospital

Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says he's recovering well after spending two weeks in hospital for an arterial clot. Stevenson said on Wednesday he was hospitalized on Jan. 13 after doctors detected a clot in an artery near his heart. He spent 15 days in intensive care before being released last week. The 59-year-old told The Associated Press...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevenson: Reports of near-death exaggerated

Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says reports of his near-death in Cuba are exaggerated after spending two weeks in hospital.
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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