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.