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Teofilo Stevenson Turns Down $5 Million for His CountryCould you turn down a million dollars in the name of your compatriots? I didn't think so. However, Teofilo Stevenson, an amateur Cuban boxer, was offered $5 million USD to go professional and take on the current world heavyweight champion, a guy you might know as Muhammad Ali. Instead of taking the money and running, Teofilo turned down the offer saying "What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" Like a boss. Even though it was five million. He went on to win three Olympic gold medals for Cuba in the 1980 Summer Olympics.
I guess turning down money like that is fairly easy knowing that around half of that eight million populous includes women that want to jump your bones. Being gracious is simple when you know you'll be treated like a king for the rest of your life. The amount of free cigars and Cuba Libre's probably add up to around $2 million, so he's on his way.<< PREV 1 of 13 NEXT >>
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