On This Date 8/2/1980

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Teofilo Stevenson of Cuba becomes the first boxer to win the heavyweight gold medal at three consecutive Olympics, outpointing Pyotr Zaev of the Soviet Union in three rounds at the Moscow Games. Stevenson, who also won Gold in Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976, would get a chance to add to his tally as Cuba boycotted both the 1984 Games in Los Angeles and the 1988 Games in Seoul.