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Stevenson, Teofilo

Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
Nationality: Cuban
Categories: Boxer

1952 – Born in Puerto Padre, Cuba on the 29th of  March.

1960 – Stevenson continued to improve under Herrera in the mid, winning a junior title and gaining additional training in Havana.

1970 – Stevenson went on to register convincing victories over Nancio Carillo and Juan Perez, two of Cuba’s finest boxers in the weight division, securing a place in the national team for the Central American Championships.

1971 – Stevenson met fancied American boxer Duane Bobick. Bobick, a gold medalist at the Pan American Games.

1972 – Stevenson, now twenty, joined the Cuban boxing team for the Munich Olympics with high hopes resting on his performance.

         – He was awarded the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at the Olympic Games.

         – Teófilo Stevenson became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR, one of a few foreign athletes to be awarded the title in its history.

1974 – Stevenson did the same at the inaugural World Championships in Havana, Cuba

1980 – Stevenson went to the Summer Olympics in Moscow and became the second boxer ever, after Papp, to win three Olympic boxing gold medals.

1984 – He beat the Olympic champion Tyrell Biggs in February.

1999 – Stevenson was arrested at Miami International Airport when, before boarding a United Airlines chartered jet that would take the Cuban national boxing team home.