Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Joshua Buatsi records first knockout of Rio boxing

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Rio 2016: GB's Joshua Buatsi through to light-heavyweight last 16
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Great Britain's Joshua Buatsi recorded the first knockout of the Rio Olympics in the men's light-heavyweight competition.

Buatsi, 23, forced a third-round stoppage as he beat Uganda's Kennedy Katende in the 81kg preliminary bout.

He becomes the fourth British fighter from four to progress from the preliminary round.

"He was a tough guy," said Buatsi. "But my aim is to get anyone who's in front of me out, to eliminate them."

"I'm just glad that he's OK."

Londoner Buatsi - born in Ghana - put Katende on his knees with two right-hand punches midway through the final round, forcing an intervention by the referee.

He faces Elshod Rasulov of Uzbekistan on Thursday, with the fight scheduled for 17:30 BST.

British fighters Galal Yafai, Joe Cordina and Lawrence Okolie progressed on the first day of Rio 2016.

On Monday, Yafai faces Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba at 15:00 BST and Welsh lightweight Cordina takes on Uzbek Hurshid Tojibaev at 15:30 BST.

Meanwhile Anthony Fowler fights in the welterweight preliminaries at 22:15 BST, before Josh Kelly features in the middleweight competition at 22:45 BST.

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