First seed and world number one Amit Panghal (52kg) was among four Indian boxers to say goodbye to the pre-quarterfinals of the Olympics after the country’s Pagilists were preparing for a tough campaign from Thursday’s draws.
The unprecedented nine Indian boxers would compete for medals in a showcase where no one could secure a podium in the 2016 final.
Pangal will enter the ring on July 31 in the last 16th stage against the winner of the competition between Botswana’s Mahommed Rajab Otukile and Colombia’s Herney Rivas Martinez.
In the women’s competition, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will face Miguelina Hernandez of Dominica on July 25th, and next for her will be third placed in Colombia Lorena Victoria Valencia as she chases a second Olympic medal.
He also said goodbye to former Asian bronze medalist Satish Kumar (+ 91kg), who is the first super heavyweight from India to make the Olympics.
He will face Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the preliminary quarters, and if he wins, the army will face first-rate Bahodir Dzhalolov of Uzbekistan. Jalolov is a reigning world champion, in addition to being a three-time champion from Asia.
Debutant Ashish Chaudhary (75 kg) will face Chinese Erbieke Touheta in his new match.
British Community Games silver medalist Manish Kaushik (63kg), who also made his debut in the Games, has British European silver medalist Luke McCormack to compete in the opening instrument.
If he wins, the third winner, the Cuban Andy Cruz, is waiting for him in the last-16 stage. Cruz is the current world and pan-American champion. Another fictional Indian, Vikas Krishan (69kg), will face Japan’s Mensa Okazawa in the round of 16 and, if he overcomes the hurdle, will face third-placed Cuba Roniel Iglesias.
Iglesias is an Olympic medalist in 2012 and also a former world champion. In the women’s draw, Puja Rani (75kg) will face Algeria’s Ihrak Chaib in her opening bout and face China’s second series Li Qiang if she moves forward.
Qian is the reigning Asian champion and world champion in the 2018 edition. Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) said goodbye and will face German Nadine Apez in her initial clash.
Simrandjit Kaur (60 kg) also said goodbye and has the Thai Sudaporn Sesondi, which awaits her in the previous quarters. The trio of Simrangit, Lovlina and Puja make their debut at the Women’s Olympic Games.
The United States has won a record 50 Olympic gold medals in boxing and a total of a record 114 medals (men’s and women’s competitions).
Cuba has won 37 Olympic gold medals in boxing, 26 more than any other sport.
Kazakhstan has won at least one gold medal in boxing in each of the last six Olympic Games. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Uzbekistan won seven boxing medals, more than any other country, three of which were gold, to finish highest with Cuba.