Unlikely competitor proves worth in preliminary win
ATHENS, Greece -- They began the year as teammates and competitors for the same spot on the U.S. team. After a string of calamities that seems possible only in the wild world of amateur boxing, they went to Athens as friendly rivals hoping to fight each other for a medal.
Of course, amateur boxing got the last laugh.
U.S. welterweight Vanes Martirosyan got off to a promising start with a 45-20 victory over Algeria's Benamar Meskine on Sunday. The 18-year-old from Glendale, ...
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