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Cuban ousts Martirosyan

Updated: August 19, 2004, 11:30 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Though Andre Ward's six-year winning streak is still intact, the American light heavyweight now faces for his biggest test yet.

Ward, a top U.S. medal hopeful from Oakland, Calif., beat Italy's Clemente Russo 17-9 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. Up next: Russia's Evgeny Makarenko, who has a streak of his own. He hasn't lost at a major international event since 1999.

The Americans finished up a 6-1 run through the ...

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