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Born in Delicias-Puerto Madre, Cuba
Died in Havana, Cuba  (heart attack)
Birth NameTeófilo Stevenson Laurence
Nickname Pirolo
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Teófilo Stevenson was born on March 29, 1952 in Delicias-Puerto Madre, Cuba as Teófilo Stevenson Laurence. He was married to Fraymaris. He died on June 11, 2012 in Havana, Cuba.

Spouse (1)

Fraymaris (? - 11 June 2012) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (1)

He did not become professional so that he could win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in heavyweight category for boxing (1972, 1976 and 1980). He could have won a fourth had not the Soviet Union and her Cold War allies (including Cuba) boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on choosing to retain 'amateur' status] What is a million dollars against eight million Cubans who love me?

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