Yesterday at Worker's Gymnasium in Beijing, Australian super heavyweight Dan Behan suffered a referee stoppage at 0:49 of the first round as the team from Down Under has now completed their initial round of competition.
It's been a withering frame as every one of Team Australia's boxers, with the exception of one, has been ushered out of these Olympic Games.
Yesterday, Kazakhstan's Ruslan Myrsatayev went after Behan from the start and his heavy shelling strategy had an almost immediate effect as the Gladstone man was sent reeling from big shots, forcing a referee stoppage at 0:49 of the first round.
This leaves one man to carry the hopes and dreams of a nation on his shoulders but lightweight Anthony Little of Team Australia has the difficult job of facing the 2004 Olympic Gold Medallist at super featherweight, Russia's Alexey Tishchenko on Friday as the second round of competition commences.
Tishchenko is favored to win gold at Beijing at lightweight but Little's rough and tough style could put the Siberian on his heels if he can smother Tishchenko's offense with an inside attack.