An unprecedented 9 Indian boxers could be vying for medals at the showpiece, the place none may safe a podium end within the 2016 version.
Panghal will step into the ring on July 31 within the final-16-stage towards the winner of the competition between Botswana’s Mahommed Rajab Otukile and Colombia’s Yuberjen Herney Rivas Martinez.
Martinez was the sunshine flyweight silver-medallist at the Rio Games.
The 25-12 months-previous Asian Games champion Indian, who is predicted to advance, may discover China’s Hu Jianguan, the 2016 Olympics bronze-medallist, as a attainable quarterfinal opponent.
In the ladies’s competitors, six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) will sq. off towards Dominica’s Miguelina Hernandez on July 25 and up subsequent for her could be Colombian third seed Ingrit Lorena Victoria Valencia as she pursues a second Olympic medal.
Valencia is the 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist and likewise the Pan American Games champion.
Also getting a bye was former Asian Games bronze-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg), who’s the primary tremendous heavyweight from India to make the Olympic minimize.
He will face Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown within the pre-quarters and if he wins, the Armyman will run into high seed Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan.
Jalolov is the reigning world champion apart from being a three-time Asian champion.
Debutant Ashish Chaudhary (75kg), who has been an Asian silver-medallist, will likely be up towards China’s Erbieke Touheta in his Games opener.
The winner meets Brazilian third seed Hebert Sousa within the pre-quarters. Sousa was a bronze-medallist at the 2019 world championships.
Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg), additionally making his Games debut, has Britain’s European silver-medallist Luke McCormack to cope with within the opener.
If he wins, third seed Cuban Andy Cruz awaits him within the final-16 stage. Cruz is the reigning world and Pan American champion.
Another fancied Indian Vikas Krishan (69kg) will tackle Japan’s Mensah Okazawa within the spherical of 32 on Saturday and if he crosses this hurdle, he will likely be combating Cuba’s third-seeded Roniel Iglesias.
Iglesias is the 2012 Olympic gold-medallist and likewise a former world champion.
In the ladies’s draw, Pooja Rani (75kg) will tackle Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib, in her opening bout and will likely be up towards China’s second seed Li Qian if she progresses.
Qian is the reigning Asian champion and the 2018 version world champion.
Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) acquired a bye and can face Germany’s Nadine Apetz in her opening conflict.
Simranjit Kaur (60kg) additionally acquired a bye and has Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee awaiting her within the pre-quarters.
The trio of Simranjit, Lovlina and Pooja are making their Olympic debut amongst ladies.
The United States has gained a document 50 Olympic gold medals in boxing and a document 114 medals in whole (males’s and girls’s occasions).
Cuba has gained 37 Olympic gold medals in boxing, 26 greater than in some other sport.
Kazakhstan gained at least one boxing gold medal in every of the previous six Olympic Games.
At the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, Uzbekistan took residence seven medals in boxing, greater than some other nation, three of them being gold, to complete joint highest alongside Cuba.
A complete of 289 boxers from 81 nations will likely be combating it out at the Games this time.