Posted June 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
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 gold medals as a heavyweight fighter in three consecutive Olympics - 1972 in Munich, 1976 in Montreal and 1980 in Moscow. That made him only the second amateur boxer at the time to have won three gold medals. Earlier this year, he called his appearances at the Olympics ''the greatest memories'' of his life.
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