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Heavyweight Vargas gets break in draw

Updated: August 14, 2004, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Middleweight Andre Dirrell will meet China's Ha Dabateer in the second match of the Olympic boxing tournament, according to the draw announced Friday.

Dirrell, a well-regarded fighter from Flint, Mich., will be the only American in action at the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall when competition begins Saturday. Light heavyweight Andre Ward, another top medal prospect, drew a first-round bye.

The 283 fighters in 11 weight classes were randomly paired in the draw, ...

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