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Dirrell bloodied Cuban opponent

Updated: August 25, 2004, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Andre Dirrell already honored his grandfather by getting a tattoo of his face on his back. Pretty soon he'll be able to share an Olympic medal with him, too.

Dirrell assured the United States of at least two boxing medals Wednesday by narrowly beating Cuba's Yordani Despaigne to advance to the Olympic middleweight semifinals. The win came in front of his grandfather and boxing coach, who celebrated his 64th birthday in Athens last week.

"I'm aiming to please my grandfather," ...

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