LIVE BLOG Michael Conlan and Shakur Stevenson enter Rio 2016

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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