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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