A U.S. Boxing Streak Ends

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A U.S. Boxing Streak Ends
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The American winning streak in the Olympic boxing ring came to end Monday afternoon when light heavyweight Marcus Browne of Staten Island was outpointed 13-11 by Australia’s Damien Hooper, a fighter with longer arms, a nastier attitude and more tattoos. Browne, 21, was slightly ahead entering the third and final round. But Hooper was the one who rushed out of his corner aggressively, landing a flurry of punches with a minute and a half to go that caused the referee to pause the bout for a standing eight count.

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