But I've read, that "Big" John Tate was leading on points (maybe had it something to do, that it took place in Montreal) in the Olympic final. Four years later weren't the Americans and Canadian present in the Olympic Games in Moscow (because of the Soviet attack in Afghanistan).
If he was in front it was dissappointing.
Plus contrary to what you have read, that "John Tate was in front on points until he get knocked out in the last round" is completely and utterly redudent, considering first of all Stephenson knocked him out at the middle to end of round 1, not the last round. So i have to put some doubt into the intergrity of article that you were reading.
Stephenson was a very very good fighter, John wasnt bad but he was not in Stephensons league.