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Old 06-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
Fearsome Forehand
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Default Teˇfilo Stevenson

He died last week at age 60. Won gold medals as a heavyweight in 1972, 1976, and 1980. Remained allegiant to Cuba and never defected or turned pro. Probably the best boxer to remain an amateur.

It seems likely that had he turned pro, he would have become heavyweight champion of the world. Would have been interesting to see how he matched up against the top pros of the era (Ali, Frazier, Foreman, Norton, Shavers, Holmes, Lyle, etc.)
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