Associated Press, Published July 28 2012
US boxer Diaz gets Olympics off to strong start
British middleweight Anthony Ogogo won the hosts' first bout, beating the Dominican Republic's Junior Castillo 13-6 to thrill a raucous crowd at ExCel.
Ireland's John Joe Nevin and Darren O'Neill also rode the crowd's cheers to opening-round victories, while Diaz became a crowd favorite after the Los Angeles-area native put on a rousing display of speed and power.
An elite pro prospect, Diaz repeatedly snapped back Ishchenko's head with uppercuts and quick strikes during a dominant third round.
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