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LIVE BLOG Michael Conlan and Shakur Stevenson enter Rio 2016

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John Dennen is ringside in Riocentro to see Michael Conlan and Shakur Stevenson kick off their Olympic campaigns, as well as they first gold medal match of Rio 2016

A big day is set today at Rio Centro, Pavillion 6. Michael Conlan begins his second Olympic Games, taking on Armenia’s Aram Avagyan in their preliminary 56kgs contest. He won a bronze at London 2012 but is desperate to secure a gold medal here.

American hope, Shakur Stevenson, also at 56kgs, makes his Olympic debut against Brazil’s own Robenilson De Jesus.

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