Teofilo Stevenson Spurned Millions

Les Schaffer schaffer at SPAMoptonline.net
Sun Jun 10 11:41:08 MDT 2001


"Walter Lippmann" <walterlx at earthlink.net> forwarded the following
story, of which i include only the URL and a brief snippet from the
beginning:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27235-2001Jun6.html

The Cuban Ali
Boxing Legend Teofilo Stevenson Spurned Millions for the Island He Loves

By Eugene Robinson
Sunday, June 10, 2001; Page W30


The man who could have fought Muhammad Ali -- no, more than that: who
could have been Muhammad Ali, famous throughout the world and rich
beyond imagining -- was fully awake after a drowsy morning. He said
he'd be ready to go to lunch as soon as he washed up and changed his
clothes. Here's what Teofilo Stevenson did next: He took a big
galvanized bucket out to the front yard, filled it with water from the
garden tap, lugged the bucket inside, hoisted it on top of the kitchen
range and turned on the flame.

[snip]







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