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Six former U.S Olympians win pro debuts

Updated: January 28, 2001, 1:17 AM ET

By David Gonzalez SportsTicker Staff Writer

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The last time Ricardo Williams Jr. fought in the Theater at Madison Square Garden, he left a tremendous impression as an amateur. Saturday night, Williams and five other members of the 2000 U.S Olympic boxing team made successful professional debuts there.

In 1984, five Olympians -- Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Mark Breland, Tyrell Biggs, and Meldrick Taylor -- made their respective debuts in the main arena ...

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