At Light Flyweight (48kg), Bulgaria's three-time EUBC European Champion Emi-Mari Todorova will face Australian newcomer Danielle Clayton in the first preliminary round. Should Todorova make it through, her last-16 bout will be a hotly anticipated contest against the host nation’s top boxer, Nitu.
Shylah Waikai has been training in Australia but boxes for New Zealand in Guwahati, and the talented 17-year-old’s first opponent in the Flyweight (51kg) competition will be Australian Indianna Heibloem. At Bantamweight (54kg), India's AIBA Junior World Champion Sakshi Choudhary is among the favourites, but a tough opener comes in the form of Russia's two-time EUBC European Champion Indira Shudabaeva. The opening rounds at the weight class will also see an intriguing battle between United States' top hope Isamary Aquino and Ukraine's EUBC European Women's Junior Champion Kateryna Rohova.
Among the favourites at Lightweight (60kg) are United States' most experienced youth boxer Diana Estrada, France's EUBC European Women's Youth Champion Fatia Benmessahel, Kosovo's AIBA Women's Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist Donjeta Sadiku and Australia's Commonwealth Youth Games winner Ella Boot, all of whom find themselves in the top half of the draw. At Welterweight (69kg), Kazakhstan's AIBA Women's Junior World Champion Nadezhda Ryabets has fully recovered from injury and will begin her title challenge against United States' National Youth Champion Citlalli Ortiz.
Russia’s strongest boxer Anastasia Shamonova has been unstoppable in recent years, but the AIBA Junior World Champion, EUBC European Women's Youth Champion and two-time EUBC European Women's Junior Champion meets a top opponent in her first bout at Middleweight (75kg); United States' Sharahya-Taina Moreu. Another member of the strong Russian team, Kristina Tkacheva, has won three European titles in recent years and was crowned AIBA Junior World Champion in 2015, but she suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Ukraine's Maria Lovchinska in the quarter-finals of the Ahmet Comert Youth Tournament last month. The two talented boxers will now meet again in the first round of the Heavyweight (+81kg) competition for a place in the last four against Turkey’s Sueda Sahin.