Dirrell outpoints Ha for first U.S. boxing win
ATHENS, Greece -- Middleweight Andre Dirrell got the U.S. boxing team off to a strong start Saturday, beating China's Ha Dabateer 25-18.
"Even though the bout was slow, I still gave everybody else something to look at,'' he said. "I believe if I stick to my game plan, I'm going to get a gold medal. Can't nobody stop me.''
A well-regarded left-hander from Flint, Mich., Dirrell
counterpunched his way to an easy victory in the second fight of
the day at Peristeri Olympic Boxing ...
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