The scene was at the 1976 Olympics. Teofilo Stevensen was the best Cuban Boxer at the time, maybe the best Cuba ever produced. John Tate would eventually win a share of the heavyweight title. All it took was one punch and things were very different for John Tate. John Tate vs. Teofilo Stevensen.
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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Weaver
Nicknamed Hercules by Ken Norton for his rock solid physique, Mike Weaver won by the knock out and lost by the Knockout. He is best known for his Knockout wins over John Tate, Carl the Truth Williams , Gerrie Coetzee and his knock out losses to Larry Holmes, Michael Dokes and Pinklon Thomas. In late 1978Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Weaver”
Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Tate
John Tate was a boxer who held the World Boxing Association version of the World Heavyweight Championship from October 1979 to March 1980, losing the title in his first defense. Tate loss his title to Mike Weaver ..Tate who was ahead through out the fight and was winning going into the last round …was knockedoutContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Tate”