'Chhota Tyson' at crossroads after being ravaged by injuries

Suranjoy Singh's physical breakdown started with minor niggles becoming major complications so much so that he had to go under the knife for a troubling knee, which is getting better but not yet a 100 per cent.

updated: August 29, 2013 13:16 IST
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Patiala: A colossal name in Indian boxing despite his diminutive frame, M Suranjoy Singh is currently at a crossroads after failing to make the cut for the World Championships due to an injury-ravaged body which could not recreate the magic that gave him the nickname 'Chhota Tyson', at the just-concluded national trials here.

The 27-year-old is best remembered for winning an unprecedented seven back-to-back international gold medals, including the top honours at the Asian Championships and the Commonwealth Games, between 2009 and 2010.

But life changed drastically for him after he lost his mother in December 2010. His form dipped and the last major international event in which he made his presence felt was the 2012 World Military Games where the Manipur-lad settled for a bronze medal.

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