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INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Three-time Olympic boxer Rau'shee Warren and four teammates from the U.S. men's team in London all won their professional debuts Friday night.

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Dominic Breazeale, Marcus Browne, Errol Spence Jr. and Terrell Gausha also triumphed at the Fantasy Springs casino outside Palm Springs.

Warren won a unanimous decision over Luis Rivera despite losing a point for a debatable knockdown in the fourth round. Warren is the only three-time Olympian in U.S. boxing history, although he lost all three of his Olympic bouts.

Breazeale stopped Curtis Tate at 1:06 of the first round in his heavyweight debut, while Gausha stopped Dustin Caplinger at 1:55 of the third round.

Browne stopped Codale Ford at 1:04 of the third round, and Spence stopped Jonathan Garcia late in the third round.

Gary Russell Jr. (21-0, 13 KOs) finished the show by stopping Roberto Castaneda midway through the third round. Russell is a promising prospect who was on the 2008 U.S. team in Beijing.

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