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Mark Barriga rolls in opening bout

Updated: July 31, 2012, 7:05 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- After Carlos Suarez put on a losing performance that still had the Olympic crowd chanting his name, the Ohioan wearing Trinidad and Tobago's uniform only said what so many fighters are thinking when they lose an amateur boxing match.

"It's not boxing," the light flyweight said. "It's tag."

Suarez dropped a 16-6 decision to Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan on Tuesday night while fighting for his mother's homeland. Both fighters struggled to land clean punches through a shoving, brawling ...

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