Felix Savon

It's no hype to call Felix Savon's boxing record Herculean: 266 wins, nine losses; six world amateur championships since 1986 and gold medals in the past two Olympics. You'd think a Cuban fighter who has owned the ring like that for the past 15 years could retire to a beach hammock with a tall glass of Havana Club and a Cohiba.

But Savon isn't merely a good boxer; he's a heavyweight, which in Cuba makes him the defender of a legacy. When the big men fight for Olympic gold, you can expect to see a Cuban in the ring. The legendary...

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