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Ward and Dirrell are only Americans left

Updated: August 25, 2004, 6:14 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Just when all seemed lost for the U.S. boxing team, Andre Ward remembered what his late father said about big fights and bigger fighters.

It was a lesson some of his teammates apparently never learned.

"My father always told me that in big fights you have to rise to the occasion," Ward said. "That's what great fighters do."

Ward did just that Tuesday night, saving the U.S. boxing team from its most embarrassing Olympics ever by upsetting two-time world champion ...

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