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Martirosyan earns welterweight decision

Updated: February 29, 2004, 11:41 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Vanes Martirosyan won the final spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team Sunday, beating Austin Trout to win the welterweight division in a belated end to the box-offs.

Martirosyan, from Glendale, Calif., won 25-17 in a match held two days after his 10 teammates clinched spots on the team. The welterweight division was thrown into turmoil during the Olympic trials last week in Tunica, Miss., when top contenders Juan McPherson and Andre Berto were disqualified.

McPherson and ...

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