Ray Moylette opens his bid to qualify for Rio 2016 at approximately 9.30pm (Irish time) tomorrow night in Vargas, Venezuela.
The tournament, which will feature 79 boxers across the ten weights and which is open to pro fighters, began today.
Moylette meets Armenian light-welter Hovhannes Backrov in the last-eight.
The top three light-welters in Vargas book Rio tickets.
Eight Irish boxers – Katie Taylor, Paddy Barnes, Brendan Irvine, Michael Conlan, David Oliver Joyce, Steven Donnelly, Michael O’Reilly and Joe Ward – have qualified so far.
Team Ireland depart for Rio later this month.If Moylette wins two fights in Venezuela nine Irish boxers will be on the plane to the 31st Olympiad.
Irish coach Eddie Bolger and Moylette’s club coach at the St Anne’s BC in Mayo, Martin Brennan, are working Ireland’s corner in Vargas.
Final Olympic Qualifier Vargas, Venezuela
Ray Moylette (Ireland) v Hovhannes Backrov (Armenia)
Ray Moylette (Ireland)
Carlos Aquino (Argentina)
Hovhannes Backrov (Armenia)
Massimiliano Ballisai (Italy)
Carlos Portillo (Paraguay)
Thulasi Tharumalingam (Qatar)
Volodymyr Matviichuk (Ukraine)