USA sustains first Olympic boxing loss

July 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Damien Hooper of Australia won a 13-11 decision over American light-heavyweight Marcus Browne Monday, the first Olympic loss for the U.S. boxers.

The United States had gone 4-0 over the first two days of the Olympic tournament and American flyweight Raushee Warren received a bye into the second round Monday.

Browne, however, lost a close battle with Hooper, who will now take on Russian Egor Mekhonteev in the second round.

Among the anticipated second-round bouts in the light-heavyweight division will the one between China's Meng Fanlong and Brazil's Yamaguchi Florentino. They will meet Sunday.

Meng easily disposed of Ahmed Barki of Morocco 17-8 and Florentino was a 15-14 winner over Sumit Sangwan of India.

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