SYDNEY-Boxers would rather fight with their fists than with words. So when the U.S. boxing team met the media Wednesday they chose their words carefully. Poised to be one of the strongest U.S. teams in several Olympics, they don't want to jeopardize their chances with incendiary words. "If the playing field is level, we're going to get our fair share of medals," said coach Tom Mustin. "I'm very optimistic about this team," said Gary Toney. "Hopefully, we've learned from past mistakes."
SYDNEY-When you're a world champion you know how to win. American boxer Brian Viloria proved that again Sunday when he narrowly beat a tough Russian fighter in the first round of the 2000 Olympics boxing tournament. Viloria, the reigning light flyweight world champion, jumped out to an early lead and then used an airtight defense to seal the 8-6 victory over the reigning European champ, Serguei (cq) Kazakov.