Square and Monument to be Erected in Honor of Teofilo Stevenson

According to Rodriguez, the plaza will have symbolic sculptures to represent the Olympics, plus stands and events for sports figures and the public to share experiences.

Dr. Alcides Sagarra, the former boxer's main coach, announced that starting next year, the Teofilo Stevenson Cup will be held in Las Tunas where heavyweight boxing will be the priority.

Several Cuban musicians like Pedrito Calvo and Odelquis Reve will also promote a festival in the country to honor and raise funds to help perpetuate Stevenson's memory.

For its part, the orchestra H-Son, from Puerto Padre municipality, where Stevenson was born 60 years ago, has now decided to call itself H-Son La Pegada (The Punch), in memory of the famous boxer.

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