The welterweight division took center stage on day two of the Olympic boxing competition in Athens. Oleg Saitov of Russia began his quest for a third gold medal by decisioning Miloud Ait Hammi of Morocco 30-15. Saitov is seeking to join the late, great Laszlo Papp of Hungary and Cuban legends Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon as the only boxers in Olympic history to win three gold medals. America’s welterweight, eighteen-year old Vanes Martirosyan defeated Algeria's Benamar Meskine 45-20. Martirosyan, who was a longshot just to make the Olympic team, still has a very tough road ahead of him. Next up is Cuba's three-time Olympian Lorenzo Aragon, who defeated a Greek boxer on Sunday. In the 1996 Olympics, Aragon gave Floyd Mayweather all he could handle before dropping a narrow 12-11 decision to the future two-division professional world champion. Also advancing was Andre Berto, who narrowly defeated Frances’ Xavier Noel 36-34. Berto had a good chance to represent America in the Olympics, but was disqualified at the Olympic trials for pushing his opponent to the canvas. This opened the door for Martirosyan to represent America, while Berto decided to represent his parents’ native land, Haiti.