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Marshall marches on in Rio

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Savannah Marshall claimed victory in her round-of-16 middleweight fight against Anna Laurell Nash of Sweden.

Marshall - who claimed Britain's first  women's boxing world title in 2012 - started brightly but slipped at one stage during the first round and Nash took it 3-0 with the judges.

The British fighter, however, responded well in the second and landed some good body shots.

She landed a big right late and took the round, setting up the third perfectly.

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Her work rate was superb for the next two minutes, both on the attack and as a counter-puncher, and she won that round too, to lead 2-1.

The final round went the same way as the others, and the victory was duly sealed.

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