The boxing draws for Tokyo Olympics were announced on Thursday. Indian top-seed Amit Panghal and three other boxers got byes into the pre-quarterfinals as 2012 Olympic medalist Mary Kom will start her Olympic campaign against Dominica's Miguelina Hernandez. 

Panghal will face the winner of the contest between Botswana's Mahommed Rajab Otukile and Colombia's Yuberjen Herney Rivas Martinez at the last-16-stage on  July 31. 

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Debutant Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) will be up against China's Erbieke Touheta in his Games opener. Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg), also making his Games debut, has Britain's European silver-medallist Luke McCormack to contend with in the opener. If he wins, third seed Cuban Andy Cruz awaits him in the last-16 stage. Cruz is the reigning world and Pan American champion.

Another fancied Indian Vikas Krishan (69kg) will take on Japan's Mensah Okazawa in the round of 32 and if he crosses this hurdle, he will be fighting Cuba's third-seeded Roniel Iglesias.

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Iglesias is the 2012 Olympic gold-medallist and also a former world champion.

After Miguelina Hernandez, Mary Kom will go against Colombian third seed Lorena Victoria Valencia as she pursues a second Olympic medal.

In other women's draws, Pooja Rani (75kg) will take on Algeria's Ichrak Chaib, in her opening bout and will be up against China's second seed Li Qian if she progresses.

Qian is the reigning Asian champion and the 2018 edition world champion.

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Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) got a bye and will face Germany's Nadine Apetz in her opening clash.

Simranjit Kaur (60kg) also got a bye and has Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee awaiting her in the pre-quarters.

The trio of Simranjit, Lovlina and Pooja are making their Olympic debut among women.

The United States has won a record 50 Olympic gold medals in boxing and a record 114 medals in total (men's and women's events).

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Cuba has won 37 Olympic gold medals in boxing, 26 more than in any other sport.

Kazakhstan won at least one boxing gold medal in each of the past six Olympic Games.

At the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, Uzbekistan took home seven medals in boxing, more than any other country, three of them being gold, to finish joint highest alongside Cuba.

An unprecedented nine Indian boxers would be vying for medals at the showpiece, where none could secure a podium finish in the 2016 edition.