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Cuban boxing hero dies

2y ago


Cuba's three time Olympic boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson has died at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack. Teofilo Stevenson never fought Muhammad Ali, but after winning two Olympic gold medals, he was offered five million dollars to turn pro and fight the champ. But Stevenson stayed loyal to the Cuban revolution, which outlaws professional sport. Cuban television described Stevenson as the glory of the sport, praising his infinite modesty and absolute loyalty to the Cuban Revolution. Stevenson retired in 1988, and dedicated the rest of his life to coaching other Cuban boxers. Al Jazeera's Will Jordan reports