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USA vs. Cuba World Series of Boxing match set for April 12 in New Hampshire

The first USA vs. Cuba amateur boxing event on American soil, sanctioned by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), will take place Saturday night, April 12 as World Series of Boxing (WSB) makes its New England debut, featuring USA Knockouts versus Cuba Domadores, at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Cuba qualified for the WSB Playoffs on top of Group B with a 9-1 record...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban boxing reborn?

Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Back then, pro boxing was deemed corrupting and exploitative, and the big purses not in line with socialist egalitarian ideals. Now the island is on verge of relaxing the monopoly of amateur boxing by joining a semi-pro league in which...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Back then, pro boxing was deemed corrupting and exploitative, and the big purses not in line with socialist egalitarian ideals. Now the island is on verge of relaxing the monopoly of amateur boxing by joining a semi-pro league in which...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Podium Awaits

(Photo: gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson [center], silver medalist Pyotr Zaev [left], bronze medalist Jurgen Fanghanel [right], 1980, AFP/Getty Images)Cruising into the guts of Olympic boxing this year, many of us boxing fans still feel foggy-headed as to whether or not we're supposed to care, and if we are, why. The numbers are in, though, and overall interest in this year...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

The Three-Way Fight For Gold At Super Heavyweight

Super heavyweight (91kg+/200.6lb+),Olympic boxing's glamour division, debuts at London 2012 Wednesday. Though the division was only split from heavyweight (91kg/200.6lb) in 1984, it would have been the home of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Teofilo Stevenson. In London it will be the division to watch, with a three way rivalry between three very different men...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing previews: Heavyweight & Super Heavyweight divisions

The ranks of the big men always attract attention at the Olympics, and this year's slate of heavyweight and super heavyweight Olympians should provide plenty of action. Each division has three or four superb boxers, plus a slate of competitive, if slightly inferior contenders. Azerbaijan and Italy are particularly strong this year, since both teams are furnishing a top...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ave Atque Vale, Teofilo Stevenson

The winding and political history of boxing in Cuba is well acknowledged, as is the island's tendency to spill greatness into its boxing rings. Being even simply among the best that Cuba has produced is an honor unto itself, but to have a name surrounded by an aura of greatness that transcends the amateur ranks when the fighter himself doesn't is a rare feat. According...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Official: Olympic boxer Stevenson dies

A Cuban sports official says three-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson has died. The official says the 60-year-old fighter died Monday of a heart attack. The official agreed to confirm the death on condition of anonymity because the government has not made an official announcement. The official did not offer further details. With a devastating right hand, he won...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Official: Olympic boxer Teofilo Stevenson dies

A Cuban sports official says three-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson has died. The official says the 60-year-old fighter died Monday of a heart attack. The official agreed to confirm the death on condition of anonymity because the government has not made an official announcement. The official did not offer further details. With a devastating right hand, he won...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Cuba looks to kids to regain boxing glory

Lazaro Perez jabs rhythmically at his rival in a steamy Havana gym, dancing, feinting and punctuating each blow with a grunt. After the final bell, he thrusts a weary arm skyward in triumph, and a proud smile spreads across a face still years from feeling a razor's scrape. Perez has just become Havana's first under-75-pound boxing champion in a new age category for 9- and...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Cuba looks to kids to recover faded boxing glory

Lazaro Perez jabs rhythmically at his rival in a steamy Havana gym, dancing, feinting and punctuating each blow with a grunt. After the final bell, he thrusts a weary arm skyward in triumph, and a proud smile spreads across a face still years from feeling a razor's scrape. Perez has just become Havana's first under-75-pound (34-kilogram) boxing champion in a new age category...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic great Stevenson out of hospital

Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says he's recovering well after spending two weeks in hospital for an arterial clot. Stevenson said on Wednesday he was hospitalized on Jan. 13 after doctors detected a clot in an artery near his heart. He spent 15 days in intensive care before being released last week. The 59-year-old told The Associated Press...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing great Stevenson out of hospital

Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says he's recovering well after spending two weeks in hospital for an arterial clot. Stevenson said on Wednesday he was hospitalized on Jan. 13 after doctors detected a clot in an artery near his heart. He spent 15 days in intensive care before being released last week. The 59-year-old told The Associated Press...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevenson: Reports of near-death exaggerated

Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says reports of his near-death in Cuba are exaggerated after spending two weeks in hospital.
Via ESPN
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing great Stevenson out of hospital

HAVANA (AP) -Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says reports of his near-death in Cuba are exaggerated after spending two weeks in hospital.
Via MSNBC
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing great Stevenson out of hospital

Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says reports of his near-death in Cuba are exaggerated after spending two weeks in hospital.
Via Sign on San Diego
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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