Buse Naz Cakiroglu and Stoyka Krasteva will look to join boxing royalty.
Both boxers advanced to the Gold medal round at women's following wins in separate semifinal bouts Wednesday afternoon at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.
Turkey's Cakiroglu preserved her number-one seed following a decision win over Hsaio-Wen Huang (Chinese Taipei) in the first bout of competition on Wednesday. All five judges scored the bout (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28) in favor of Cakiroglu who becomes the first Turkish boxer to fight for Gold since 2004, when Atagun Yalcinkaya fought for Gold at light flyweight in Athens.
Heading into Wednesday, Cakiroglu became the first female boxer from Turkey to medal, joined soon thereafter by Busenaz Surmeneli who advanced to the semifinal round at welterweight.
Cakiroglu will now have to tighten up her leaky defense versus the no-nonsense Krasteva, who is the first female from Bulgaria to the medal. She advanced to the Gold medal round following a decision win over Japan's Tsukimi Namiki, winning on all five scorecards to proceed to the final round.
Krasteva competed in 2012, taking a break to start a family before once again dedicating herself to the sport in time to compete in Tokyo. She is the first Bulgarian boxer to medal since Tervel Pulev, also part of the 2012 Bulgaria team.
The winner will succeed the division's lone other Gold medalist, Nicola Adams who claimed top honors in 2012 London and 2016 Rio for Great Britain.
Ginny Fuchs entered Tokyo as the flyweight representative for the United States. The Houston-based southpaw won her opening round bout by split decision, only to come up short in a Round of 16 loss to Krasteva to exit a field she was favored to at least medal if not bring home Gold.
Cakiroglu and Krasteva will fight for Gold on August 7.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox