Skip to comments.Olympic boxer Teofilo Stevenson dies
Posted on 06/11/2012 7:07:21 PM PDT by EveningStar
Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson, the three-time Olympic heavyweight champion with a devastating right hand and a gentlemanly demeanor, has died. He was 60.
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Probably the greatest boxer I ever saw. I think he would have kicked Ali’s ass.
But at least the healthcare was free.
He dies, and neanderthal Castro still lives, Someone please explain that one to me.
I’m sure Castro took very good care of Stevenson, if he defected, it would have been devastating to Castro.
The fight would be going on, nothing really big happening and then WHAM!........that right hand, and that was all she wrote.
Watch him destroy Big John Tate
The Greatest Fight that never happened was him and M. Ali in their prime.
I hated it every time he won...when I was young and dumb. Now that I have grown to appreciate the sport, I have grown to appreciate this guy. Deeply saddened to hear of his passing.
Yep. That’s him. What brutal punch he could pack with that long right. He had plenty of muscle mass/power- it was just distributed over a larger than avg arm area, so his power was possibly unexpected to some. Wonder where Big John Tate is today?...almost afraid to ask.
He died in 1998, he had ballooned to over 400 pounds, and became a big-time cokehead.
It was so much fun to hate the dirty communist. I didn’t want to believe he could whip Ali, but down deep I knew he could. The man was bad!
Found this Wiki info on Big John Tate: On April 9, 1998, Tate died of injuries sustained following a one-car automobile accident. It was determined that he suffered a massive stroke, caused by a brain tumor, while driving. The pickup truck crashed into a utility pole. Two other passengers were not seriously injured. The Knox County medical examiner stated that Tate “had been using cocaine regularly in the last 24 hours of his life.”
When I was a kid I didn’t want to believe that because he was a commie. But he was unstoppable in the Olympics and he was a joy to watch. RIP, you commie.
He was good. I always thought that he seemed beatable—but he always won. He was deceptively good. I think that Ali in his prime, before the three-year layoff, would have beaten him more often than not. After the three-year layoff, I would have given the advantage to Stevenson.
I am just as saddened at hearing this as I was when I heard last year that the great Vasily Alexeyev had passed. The Olympics were so much better back when you had guys to root against.
60?....yikes.....way too young....RIP....
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