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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Boxing Draw updates: Indian male boxers handed tough draw; female boxers have it little easy

Catch all the updates from the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Boxing Draw
Updated: 22 July 2021 19:44 IST - Published: July, 22 2021 09:07 AM IST
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So those are the updates from the boxing draw. What do you think about the draw for Indian men and women? Do drop in your comments! Thank you for tuning in. 
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The inspiring story of Saweety Boora

From playing kabbadi to being the only girl from her hometown to take up boxing, Saweety Boora has traveled the unconventional path. Along the way, the boxer from Hisar, Haryana has scripted her name in the history books.

Read more on Saweety Boora's inspiring tale in the link below. 
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Amit Panghal's projected path to Tokyo Olympics final

Amit Panghal's medal chances got tougher at the Tokyo Olympics after the boxing draws were announced on Thursday. 

The Indian pugilist is the top seed in the 52 kg men’s category but faces a strong group of boxers on the road to the final.

Amit Panghal, the 2018 Asian Games gold medalist, will be competing in his first Olympics. And although he is the favorite to finish at the podium, the pressure may work against him. We have explained it in the article below. 
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Consolidated draws

Here are the consolidated draws for India 

Boxing draw - Men


Boxing draw - Women (PC: BFI)
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Mary Kom, who is slated to meet Rio Olympics bronze medallist Ingrit Valencia in the second round, has the upper hand as the Indian boxer got the better of Valencia at the 2019 World Boxing Championships. 
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Mary Kom: 
First round: Miguelina (Dom)
Second round: Ingrit Valencia (Col)

Vikas Krishan Yadav
First round: Okazawa (JPN)
Second round: Iglesias (CUB)

Lovlina Borgohain 
Round one: Apetz (GER)

Pooja Rani 
Roud one: Chaib (ALG)

Manish Kaushik: 
First round: McCormack (GBR)

Ashish Kumar
First roind: Tuoheta (CHN)

Satish Kumar
First round: Bye
Second round: Brown (JAM)

Simranjit 
Round one: Bye
Round two: Sudaporn (THA) or Espinoza (ECU)
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At first glance, the boxing draw looks tough for the men while the women could have it a tad easy! 
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India's Lovlina Borgohain gets a bye in the first round (R32) and will meet Germany's Nadine Apetz in the Round-of-16. 
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This could be Amit Panghal's road to final: 

Rd of 16 – Yuberjen Martinez (2016 Olympic silver medalist)
Quarterfinals – Hu Jianguan (2016 Olympic bronze medalist)
Semifinals – Zoirov
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To make it more concise, 

24th July - R32: Delante Johnson (USA) v Vikas Krishan 69kg - 3:54pm
25th July - R32: MC Mery Kom v Miguelina Hernandez (DOM) - 51kg - 1:30pm
25th July - R32: Manish Kaushik v Luke McCormack (GBR) - 63kg - 3:06pm
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India's Amit Panghal will meet the winner of Colombia's Rivas Martinez and Botswana's Ro Mahommed in the Round-of-16. He gets a bye in the first round (Round-of-32).  
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India's Satish Kumar will be up against Jamaica's Ricardo Brown in the Round-of-16 on July 29. 
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In the Round-of-16, Pooja Rani will meet Algeria's Ichrak Chaib on July 28. 
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Ashish Kumar will meet Erbieke Tuoheta from China in the first round. 
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Manish Kaushik will lock horns with Great Britiain's Luke McCormack in the first round. 
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Mary Kom will face Dominican Republic's Miguelina Garcia in Round-of-32. 
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India's Vikas Krishan will face Japan's Quincy Mensah in the Round-of-32. 
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We have some updates. 

Irish Magno vs Kenya, Nesthy Petecio vs Congo, Carlo Paalam vs Ireland, Eumir Marcial vs winner of ALG-UGA. 
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The draw is underway

Representatives from participating countries present at Tokyo Olympics Boxing technical meeting and bouts draw. 

Representatives from countries at the Tokyo Olympics boxing draw.
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First round byes

As per seeding rules Kellie Harrington (1) and Michaela Walsh (4) have first round byes and go into last sixteen. 

Welterweight Aidan Walsh is also given a bye to the last 16. 
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What is the difference between amateur and professional boxing?

People often get confused between amateur and professional boxing. However, despite the similarities between both sports, they are not the same. Be it a boxer’s ability, freedom, scoring or paycheck, everything varies in both sports.

We have explained it in detail in the below link. 
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Can Amit Panghal win gold

That's the question most of us have, given boxer Amit Panghal's recent performances.

We hope to have answered your question in an explainer video here
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Important dates for Boxing fans
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Eight boxers to attend Opening Ceremony

Given the Covid-19 condition in Japan, only eight Indian boxers including Mary Kom will attend the opening ceremony. Mary Kom is also India's flag-bearer along with Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh.

Participating.
1.   Hockey -- 1
2.   Boxing -- 8
3.   Table Tennis -- 4
4.   Rowing -- 2
5.   Gymnastics -- 1
6.   Swimming -- 1
7.   Sailing -- 4
8.   Fencing -- 1
9.   Officials -- 6

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Amit Panghal - India's Olympic ki Aasha

Amit Panghal is India's biggest hope for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He is one of the best pugilists India has ever produced. The 25-year-old has been punching above his weight over the last few years.
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Who can stop Mary Kom at the Olympics? 

The flagbearer of Indian boxing, Mary Kom, is all set with her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She has gone a step ahead, leaving no stone unturned as she has her fresh attack ready for her opponents. Mary's aggressive style attack plan is her new weapon to confuse her opponents.

With decades of experience as well as extra effort, Mary is definitely a top contender to bag a podium finish at the upcoming Summer Games. However, she will have to face off against a number of top notch boxers to emerge triumphant.

Who are they? Read the link below to know more. 
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A glimpse of the ring

Middleweight Indian boxer Pooja Rani took to social media to share her home for the next three weeks. She gave her fans a glimpse of the boxing ring, painted in fierce red and blue, ahead of her training session in Tokyo. 
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Can the Indian boxers win a medal?
From L-R: Pooja Rani, Simranjit Kaur and Lovlina Borgohain at the Olympic Games Village. (Pooja Rani)
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Can Vikas Krishnan finally grab the elusive Olympic medal?

Vikas Krishnan will be eyeing the elusive Olympic medal in Tokyo. This is his third Olympic Games. In the 2012 London Olympics, he was knocked out in the preliminary round while he managed to survive till the quarterfinals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He currently competes in the middleweight category, the same class where Vijender Singh won an Olympic bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Indian boxers at the Tokyo Olympics

Men boxers at Tokyo Olympics: Amit Panghal (52 kg), Manish Kaushik (53 kg), Vikas Krishnan (69 kg), Ashish Kumar (75 kg) and Satish Kumar (91 kg). 

Women boxers at Tokyo Olympics: Mary Kom (51 kg), Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) and Pooja Rani (75 kg). 
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Good morning and welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE updates blog from the Tokyo Olympics boxing draw. 

India will field nine boxers, including seasoned MC Mary Kom, at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. While Amit Panghal (52kg) is India’s biggest hope for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Mary Kom will bank on her experience to change the color of her 2012 Olympic bronze medal. 

Boxing events at the Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 24 at the Kokugikan arena. The competition will be held until August 8. 
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