I got bitten in 1986, and I haven't managed to shake it off yet...
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Truly the Greatest
Teofilo Stevenson... turned down millions - for love
The passing of Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson from a heart attack last week gives pause for contemplation. He was the best amatuer boxer who ever lived, true; a record-breaking Olympian, true; but he was also someone who was not interested in pecuniary gain. He turned down millions when offered a professional fight with Muhammad Ali because he wanted to retain the love of his people. Read this fitting tribute from Kevin Mitchell in the Guardian
Farewell to arms
Now here's a man who believes in the pursuit of democracy and human rights but who obviously has a confusion about ends and means.... Anti-Castro arms cache seized