posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 08:26 AM
TUNICA, Miss. -- Flyweight Ron Siler Jr., one of America's brightest hopes for a boxing medal in Athens this summer, easily advanced into the
championship bracket finals of the U.S. Olympic team trials on Wednesday night.
Siler posted a 32-10 decision over Aaron Alafa of Visalia, Calif.
Siler, from Cincinnati, took a fast 15-2 lead. At that point the only one unhappy in his corner was his father and coach, Ron Siler Sr.
"I had to fuss at him for a few minutes," the elder Siler said. "I don't like them showing the score because when you get up, you get lazy."