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Unlikely competitor proves worth in preliminary win

Updated: August 17, 2004, 2:11 AM ET
Associated Press

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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