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Las Tunas-born Teofilo Stevenson: a Legend that Lives on

Born in Las Tunas’s municipality of Puerto Padre, three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson is considered a perfect gentleman by his adversaries.

With gold medals from the 1972, ‘76 and ’80 Olympic Games and a longtime reputation for sportsmanship, Stevenson has received numerous honors, including UNESCO’s Pierre de Cubartin fair play prize in 1989.At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he was the only Latin American among 25 athletes honored in ceremonies commemorating the centenary of the modern Olympics.

Stevenson retired from the ring in 1986. Today, at the age of 52, he is vice president of the Cuban Boxing Federation and deputy in Cuba’s parliament. In a country with a wealth of talented boxers, a land where the sport of boxing ranks second only to baseball in spectator popularity the legend of  Teofilo Stevenson and his 20-year amateur career lives on.

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   

 


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