Kitchener boxer Mandy Bujold has had this competition in her sights for eight years.

This morning she found out who she will face in round one of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in China.

Bujold will see action Saturday afternoon when she faces Hye Song Kim of the Peoples Republic of Korea.  

It won’t be an easy start for Bujold as Kim was the silver medallist at the 2010 World Championships in the 54kg category.  

Kim has moved to the lower weight division as it is a designated weight category for the 2012 Olympics in London, England.

The top eight in her weight category of flyweight will book a spot in this summer’s Olympics in London.

Bujold spent last week in Vancouver tuning up with the rest of the national team.

“Obviously it’s the World Championships, you don’t just want to qualify, you want to come home with a medal…I’m just focusing on one thing at a time.” Bujold told 570 News before leaving for China.

She adds the competition will be tough, “You know everyone wants that opportunity to go to the Olympics…We’re just going to have to focus on who we get when we get the draw.”

Bujold says that she’s trying not to look too far ahead.

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