Escobedo: The best man won

Updated: August 20, 2004, 4:42 PM ET
Associated Presss

ATHENS, Greece -- Vicente Escobedo's family and friends whooped and hollered and waved American flags when he stepped into the ring. By the third round of a fight that had turned into a boxing lesson, they were silent.

No matter how hard Escobedo tried, his opponent from Azerbaijan, Rovshan Huseynov, just kept piling up the points. And when it was over, Escobedo's Olympic hopes were, too.

"He fought a smart fight -- the best man won tonight,'' Escobedo said. "I was trying ...

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