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Joshua Buatsi wins British boxing’s first medal at Rio 2016

Joshua Buatsi
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John Dennen is ringside at the Olympic boxing tournament to see key contests for Joshua Buatsi, Pat McCormack and Savannah Marshall

IT’S a major day for the British boxing team at the 2016 Olympic Games. Savannah Marshall, planning to exorcise the demons of her early exit at London 2012, is hoping history will not repeat itself in Rio. She boxes Sweden’s Anna Laurell in her first bout at these Olympics.

Pat McCormack takes on an excellent Cuban, Yasnier Toledo in a preliminary 64kgs contest and Joshua Buatsi is boxing for a light-heavyweight Olympic medal, against Algeria’s tricky Abdelhafid Benchabla.

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