INPHO/Dan Sheridan Michael Conlan with Duke Akeuth Micah.
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Michael Conlan makes dream Olympics debut, heartbreak for Nolan
The Belfast-born boxer will meet Nordine Oubaali of France, after beating Ghana’s Duke Akeuth Micah.

IRISH BOXER MICHAEL Conlan enjoyed an excellent Olympics debut in the Men’s Flyweight in boxing this evening, while Adam Nolan’s Olympic journey came to an end.

Cheered on by a largely partisan crowd, the Belfast native delivered a bravura performance to beat Ghana’s Duke Akeuth Micah in all three rounds, winning 5-2, 7-3, 7-3.

The 20-year-old now advances to the quarter-finals next week to face Nordine Oubaali of France.

Meanwhile, Adam Nolan was beaten 18-9 (3-2/6-4/9-3) by Andrey Zamkovoy of Russia.

Despite producing a respectable performance, Nolan will have few complaints, having been outclassed by his opponent.

Ireland now have four boxers remaining in the Olympics, with three within a victory of securing a medal.

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