HOUSTON - Philadelphia's only chance to have a member on the United States boxing team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics took a serious hit last night.
Light welterweight Danny Garcia was stopped by Jeremy Bryan, of Clifton, N.J. in a first-round bout at the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials in the George R. Brown Convention Center. Bryan outscored Garcia 23-14 in the four-round bout.
Garcia, 19, who was the national champion in the ligthweight division last year, is still alive in the double-elimination tournament. He will fight Samuel Martinez, of Jacksonville, N.C., tonight in a consolation bracket bout.