Olympic boxing great Stevenson out of hospital

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HAVANA (AP) -- Three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Teofilo Stevenson says reports of his near-death in Cuba are exaggerated after spending two weeks in hospital.

Stevenson says he was hospitalized on Jan. 13 after doctors detected a clot in an artery near his heart. He spent 15 days in intensive care before being released last week.

Stevenson says on Wednesday he is recovering well and plans to return soon to his position at the Cuban Boxing Federation.