Birmingham's Frankie Gavin became England's first ever World Amateur champion in Chicago last year and is the most likely of Team GB's eight-strong boxing squad to strike gold in Beijing.
The 22-year-old southpaw is also a two-time Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) champion, the reigning Commonwealth Games lightweight champion and won gold at the European Union Championships in Poland last month.
Many boxing insiders believe he is even more talented than Amir Khan, Gavin's former sparring partner who won silver at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
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Born: 28 September 1985, Birmingham Trains: English Institute of Sport, Sheffield Career highlights: World Amateur Championships gold (Nov '07), Commonwealth gold (Mar '06), English ABA champion '04-'05
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Recent form: Gold at the worlds and again at last month's EU Championships - although in the light-welterweight division - mean Gavin will be many people's favourite to win gold in the 60kg category.
'Raging' Ben v 'Funtime' Frankie
Rivals: Russia's Alexey Tishchenko, who won featherweight gold at the 2004 Olympics, was unbeaten for three years before Gavin outpointed him in the semi-finals of last year's worlds.
"In Beijing I'd say Tishchenko is my main rival but I feel I can beat him easily," says Gavin.
Italy's Domenico Valentino, who Gavin beat in the final in Chicago, will also be in Beijing, while Cuba's Yordenis Ugas and America's Sadam Ali are highly-rated operators.
What he says: "There's no reason why there can't be a gold in Beijing, I should win the Olympics. Everyone says the worlds are harder than the Olympics and now I've won the worlds, it shows me the level I'm at."
What you say: "Gavin is in with a big chance of boxing gold. As for the others, they can all look good, but none of them really convinces." Great Hayemaker
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