Found June 13, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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 to the Associated Press, Teofilo Stevenson Lawrence passed away this week, a heart attack accomplishing what future heavyweight title holders John Tate, Tony Tubbs and Michael Dokes, among others, couldn't do in the amateurs. Last month, Stevenson told CNN, "Cubans like to box because of out temperament. Because of our idiosyncrasies and because we have needed to know how to defend ourselves." ******* Stevenson was one of only three men to win Olympic gold in boxing three times, alongside Laszlo Papp and fellow Cuban Felix Savon, but likely received a boost in notoriety from comparison...
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