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    Cuban boxing hero dies

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Cuba's three time Olympic boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson has died at the age of 60, after suffering a heart

    Teofilo Stevenson never fought Muhammad Ali, but after winning two Olympic gold medals, he was offered
    five million dollars to turn pro and fight the champ.

    But Stevenson stayed loyal to the Cuban revolution, which outlaws professional sport.

    Cuban television described Stevenson as the glory of the sport, praising his infinite modesty and absolute
    loyalty to the Cuban Revolution.

    Stevenson retired in 1988, and dedicated the rest of his life to coaching other Cuban boxers.

    Al Jazeera's Will Jordan reports