|Credentials||Reigning world and European champion.|
|Credentials||2007 world silver medallist.|
|Credentials||2007 world bronze medallist|
|Credentials||2006 Asian Games champion.|
|Credentials||2007 Pan Am Games champion.|
On a roll
Albert Selimov. The Russian had little trouble winning his first world title in Chicago, which included a convincing win over Lomachenko in the final.
"He's stronger than all of the other boxers in this division," said Adrian Teodorescu, owner of Atlas Gym in Toronto, and also the former coach of ex-heavyweight and Olympic champion Lennox Lewis. "He has an excellent jab and his body punching will be an advantage."
On a slide
Raynell Williams, USA. Williams qualified for the Beijing Olympic at last year's world championship but only advanced to the quarter-finals before losing a lopsided 25-8 decision to Selimov.
The X factor
Li Yang. Yang is one of many Chinese boxers who has been working with Cuban coaches. The work has paid off as he's already earned a world bronze medal.
Under the radar
Iidel Torriente. The Cuban national team has fallen on hard times as of late, but Torriente is one of the more accomplished fighters in the division.
Lomachenko is the only boxer who can give Selimov any kind of a fight in Beijing. The Ukraine fighter competes in a lot of tournaments and his experience should give him an advantage. Still, Lomachenko was beaten 16-11 by his Russian counterpart, a decision that isn't expected to change at the Olympics.
"I think Lomachenko will do well in Beijing, but he won't beat Selimov," said Teodorescu. "It's a very tough weight class."
Gold: Albert Selimov
Silver: Vasyl Lomachenko
Bronze: Li Yang
Bronze: Iidel Torriente