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Cool Papa B.
06-13-2012, 12:04 PM
Died a few days ago in Havana of heart attack. Probably the greatest amatuer Heavyweight of all time. 3-time Olympic God Medalist. I always wondered what he would be like if he went pro.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/13/teofilo-stevenson-amateur-boxer-cuba

GMENAGAIN
06-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Wow, a name from the past . . . . how old was he?

Cool Papa B.
06-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Wow, a name from the past . . . . how old was he?

Just 60 years old.

Can't believe he turned down millions of $ to fight Ali back in the early 70's. He said,"What is a million dollars worth compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" Castro hooked him up with a beautiful mansion and compensation for his loyalty.