The draw was made on 3 December, with 16 female boxers taking part in the women’s Olympic flyweight, lightweight and middleweight classes, and 53 men competing across all ten of the male Olympic classes, from light flyweight to super heavyweight.
Morocco's defending AIBA World Champion and WSB favourite Mohammed Rabii will be among the star attractions of the men’s competition, along with Uzbekistan's own unbeaten WSB hero Hasanboy Dusmatov, who faces Venezuela's Angelino Cordova in the first round of the light flyweight class.
Great Britain's former AIBA Junior World Champion Luke McCormack might be one the most promising lightweight boxers in the world at the moment, but he will have a stern opening test in the form of Carlos Balderas, the sole American boxer to have already qualified for Rio 2016.
Also qualified is Thailand's AIBA World Boxing Championship bronze medallist Wuttichai Masuk. The light welterweight will be able to get a precious first-hand preview of next year’s big event when he takes to the ring in the RioCentro venue against Swaziland's Thabiso Dlamini.