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Americans stay unbeaten in Olympic boxing

July 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Jose Ramirez and Errol Spence kept the United States unbeaten in Olympic boxing Sunday.

The American team has gone 4-0 during the first two days of the Olympics.

Ramirez, fighting in the lightweight division, survived a slugfest with Rachid Azzedine of France, winning a decision 21-20.

Ramirez will now meet Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan, who outpointed Yhyacinthe Abdon of Cameroon 11-6.

In the welterweight division, Spence was a 16-10 winner over Myke Ribeiro of Brazil. Up next for Spence will be India's Krishan Vikas, who had a bye past the first round.

The powerful Cuban squad did not send a fighter into the ring during the first two days of the Olympics.

Two Cubans had bye Saturday and Toledo Lopez also had a bye in the lightweight division Sunday. Cuba does not have an entrant in the welterweight class.

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