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Mercy rule moves Vargas on

Updated: August 20, 2004, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Moments after the American boxing team's winning streak ended, Devin Vargas started a new one.

Light flyweight Rau'Shee Warren became the first U.S. boxer eliminated from the Olympics, losing a frustrating 22-9 decision Wednesday to China's Zou Shiming.

But Vargas joined six teammates in the second round with a 27-7 victory over Morocco heavyweight Rachid El Haddak in the afternoon session. In the evening, American super heavyweight Jason Estrada was scheduled ...

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