Maverick Ahanmisi lashes out at refs after bro Jerrick, Adamson lose to La Salle

first_imgMontalbo was all over Jerrick especially in the fourth, with the distance between the two were mere inches in several instances.“Hey Kib Montalbo, I don’t care, you better hope I don’t catch you outside bruh,” tweeted Ahanmisi.Montalbo, though, clarified that he did not mean any physical harm on Jerrick and he was just playing straight defense.Jerrick still managed to put up 17 points against Montalbo.“I meant no harm to his brother,” said Montalbo. “I just want to play basketball. I wanted to get to his head in a basketball manner and I mean no harm. He’s a great player and I respect him.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMaverick Ahanmisi wasn’t at Smart Araneta Coliseum when De La Salle scored a 82-75 win over Adamson in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Yet he still managed to make his presence felt.ADVERTISEMENT Ahanmisi, the older brother of Soaring Falcon Jerrick, used Twitter to lambast the game’s officiating that awarded La Salle 39 free throws attempts against Adamson’s five.“I’m all for fair play, but I’m not going to watch this game if the UAAP refs are getting paid by La Salle,” posted Ahanmisi on Twitter. “It’s a joke for real, major run with the refs #ismellsomethingcooking.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Hey La Salle, I hope you guys are treating the refs to a good ass dinner after the game cause they definitely fed y’all tonight.”Ahanmisi also called out La Salle guard Kib Montalbo on the latter’s stingy defense on his brother. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ View comments Gilas confident of chances vs Japan, Taiwan LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Montalbo added that he’s “not a bully” and that he reminded Jerrick he’ll be clamping down on him throughout the game.“I told him it’s the Final Four and I’m going to be up on him all night. I asked him if he’s up to it and he said it was okay,” said Montalbo.last_img read more

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as NBA draft looms

first_imgMOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide NBA: Gasol to opt out of deal but re-sign with Spurs — report Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Markelle Fultz #20 of the Washington Huskies. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTONEW YORK—Markelle Fultz is expected to become the number one pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft after the Philadelphia 76ers swung a deal for the top choice after watching his private workout.The 19-year-old point guard, who played at the University of Washington last season, would become the club’s fourth top overall pick and follow 2016’s first overall pick by Philly, Australian forward Ben Simmons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bryan Colangelo, the 76ers president of basketball operations, played coy about the pick even after swapping the first and third picks with Boston and giving up a future number one pick to get the first choice of unclaimed talent.READ: NBA: Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third draft picksFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel that within the top 10, there are probably five or six sure-fire All-Stars. There may be one or two franchise-level players,” Colangelo said. “On Thursday night, hopefully we make a decision that results in one of those franchise-level players being here.”Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for a Washington Huskies team that was 9-22. What ‘missteps’?center_img View comments The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick in the draft and are expected to select University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) standout Lonzo Ball.The 19-year-old point guard had 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals a game for the Bruins last season. No other US college player averaged 14 points with six rebounds and six assists a game as well.Boston comes back at third overall with point guard Isiah Thomas solidly in place, making Fultz expendable and opening the door for other talented playmakers as Josh Jackson, a shooting guard who scored 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals a game for Kansas last season.De’Aaron Fox, a point guard who scored 39 points against Ball-led UCLA in the national college tournament, is also among the top prospects.The Phoenix Suns will select fourth, followed in order by the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire He would join a young squad that features Simmons, who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. That young core of talent could provide a base to rebuild the team.Since 2003, the 76ers have won only one playoff series and they have only one winning season since 2005. The Sixers went 28-54 last season.“We have a core of young players that will be significantly stronger once the draft selection is made,” Colangelo said.“We felt like we were in the right position to make a deal. We felt the value of adding the one pick now was the right thing at the expense of only losing one of four going forward.”Croatian forward Saric was asked on Twitter about the young group melding into a championship team and replied, “It will be hard but I hope with young team we got big chance to be dominant.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Venus Williams wins, Kerber loses at Wimbledon

first_imgWilliams, who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008, advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2 on Monday.Williams is playing at the grass-court major for the 20th time in her career, with her Wimbledon debut coming a few months before Konjuh was born.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKerber, who reached the Wimbledon final last year but lost to Serena Williams, was beaten by Garbine Muguruza on No. 2 Court, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.With the loss by Kerber, either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova will take over as the top-ranked player after the tournament. Venus Williams of the United States returns to Croatia’s Ana Konjuh during their Women’s Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / AP)First published: 9:51 p.m., July 10, 2017LONDON — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won and top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost.ADVERTISEMENT Williams will next face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. The 20-year-old Latvian, who won her first tour-level title at Roland Garros last month, beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Court 12.Ostapenko led 5-3 in the second set, but was broken and forced into a tiebreaker. She finally won by converting her eighth match point.Ostapenko had never before been past the third round at a major tournament prior to this year’s French Open. She was the first woman to win her debut tour-level title at a Grand Slam tournament since 1979.At Wimbledon, the Latvian is into the quarterfinals for the first time. However, the 20-year-old Latvian won the girls’ title at the All England Club in 2014.Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Magdalena Rybarikova also advanced to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dwyane Wade vows to visit PH LATEST STORIES The second Monday at Wimbledon is, arguably, the busiest day in tennis. All 16 fourth-round matches at the All England Club are played on the same day, a schedule that will produce all eight male and all eight female quarterfinalists.Andy Murray was on Centre Court against Benoit Paire, and Roger Federer will follow.On No. 1 Court, Johanna Konta was up first, followed by Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic is third.Kuznetsova was the first to finish her match on Monday, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4.The seventh-seeded Russian is a two-time Grand Slam champion who will be playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fourth time. She has never advanced past that stage.In the quarterfinals, Kuznetsova will face Muguruza.Rybarikova, who beat Pliskova in the second round, defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.Rybarikova missed nearly seven months after last year’s Wimbledon because of injuries./rga View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Extra! Extra! Red Sox once again playing a lot of innings

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It was past 1 a.m. at Fenway Park with the AL East leaders and Toronto tied at 4. The start was delayed for more than an hour by rain, and Pedroia and Chris Young homered for Boston.Both teams scored a run in the 11th to keep it going. In the middle of the 14th, there was a second seventh-inning stretch, with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” again playing at the ballpark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Red Sox lost in 16 innings to the New York Yankees on Saturday. Boston and the Yankees then split a day-night doubleheader Sunday.Boston lost to Toronto 4-3 on Monday night — albeit in just nine innings. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress China boxing star Zou primed for biggest battle yet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox crosses home after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on July 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — No rest lately for Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox.The Red Sox kept up their recent rash of playing extra extra innings when they went into the 15th early Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more

Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins

first_imgThe twins derailed Alcantara and Treat Huey in the semifinals, before frustrating Gonzales and Jeson Patrombon in the finals.“We want some revenge from our loss,” said Alcantara as tennis competition starts Monday at national Tennis Center, Sports Complex Jalan Duta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHuey won’t see action but Alcantara tried to downplay it by saying the team, including novice AJ Lim, is ready because it has been playing all year long.The women’s team will be composed of Katharina Lehnert, Denise Dy, Clarice Patrimonio and Khim Iglupas. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indonesia angered after Malaysia puts wrong flag in SEA Games book Huey and Dy won the mixed doubles, which was the country’s only gold medal to show in Singapore SEA Games.“Treat is not here so our chances are affected in mixed,” admitted top tennis official Romy Magat who said Dy will be paired with either Alcantara or Gonzales.There won’t be team tie event this time, and Alcantara said that would alleviate the absence of Huey who is ranked in in the top 50 in doubles.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Francis Casey ALCANTARA. Photo from ITFTennis.comKUALA LUMPUR — Francis Casey Alcantara wants his revenge over the dreaded Thai twins, who spoiled it for the Philippine men’s team two years ago.To be paired with Ruben Gonzales this time, Alcantara said he would like to finally win the men’s doubles gold against current champs Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start

first_imgMOST READ Thirdy Ravena had an all-around game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for Ateneo.FEU battled back in the fourth with Arvin Tolentino cutting the lead down to nine, 87-78, on a triple but Matt Nieto had the quick counter hitting a three of his own to put Ateneo back up by a dozen, 90-78, with 3:09 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRavena, then, essentially finished FEU after tipping in Anton Asistio’s missed three at the 2:30 mark to give Ateneo a 92-80 lead.Ateneo coach Sandy Arespacochaga was proud of what his team had done on the offensive side of the floor but he wanted more effort on the defensive end after they allowed FEU to score more than 80 points. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo remained spotless in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball fending off Far Eastern University, 94-82, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles have the best record in the league with a 3-0 card while the Tamaraws are at 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It’s a high-scoring game and we shot well from the field, even from the three-point line,” said Arespacochaga. “But we also gave a lot of points to FEU and they shot the ball well also and they got to the line a lot of times more than what we would’ve wanted to.”“But we’re happy to come off with a win, especially since this is our third game in eight days.”Anton Asistio added 16 points while Matt Nieto and Vince Tolentino combined for 21 points.Wendell Comboy had 12 points to lead the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PH bid in Aimag goes in full swing For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Big W never ceases to charm players

first_imgIndoor tennis is typical of Europe where, in winters, the snow cover is thick and the winds are chilly. The obvious choice was to play on indoor carpets or indoor hard surfaces with no interruption from nature.In the good old days at Wimbledon, players had to as much fear the surface as the weather because the combination of the two could make it so difficult on slick grass.Times have changed – literally.When the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club decided that a retractable roof was a must for the Centre Court, reactions were mixed. But now it is accepted that Centre Court is fine to play on even under cover.In an age when tennis players have the next week’s schedule fixed months in advance, nobody wants to stay beyond a fortnight at Wimbledon. And another reason is that players did feel the pressure of playing more than one match in a day in case rain delays wrought havoc.Thanks to the retractable roof at Wimbledon, this fortnight we have seen marquee matches on the Centre Court despite sharp showers outside. On Tuesday, for instance while the big players continued with their matches under lights, a total of 43 matches got washed out.So efficient is the referee’s office at Wimbledon that matches are rearranged for the next day and the time lost is made up. However, a suggestion has already been made that in the next expansion plan at the All England Club, Court One should also have a retractable roof! A local paper reported that this proposal will be discussed later in 2012 after the London Olympics, though reactions have been muffled.advertisementTENNIS at Wimbledon has undergone as big change, as I had written last week. Grasscourt specialists are extinct and if today some players do approach the net for volleys, it’s more a strategy to negate the opponent.And that’s how, on Friday, we got to see the huge Jo- Wilfried Tsonga and Novak Djokovic engage in net duels.Former Wimbledon champions like Goran Ivanisevic and Richard Krajicek have played on the slower Wimbledon this fortnight in the seniors’ event on Centre Court, with a bewildered look on their faces.The grass is slower and, when the retractable roof is pulled back, it looks nice. Yet, the purists don’t really like this.So how does the next proposal to make Court One playable in all kinds of weather work? Insiders say nothing is going to be done till the end of the Olympics in 2012.There is just a three- week gap between the end of The Championships and the Olympic tennis competition. The bigger charm for participating nations is that the Olympics will be played on grass.In the normal course, one would have imagined, with the wear- and- tear on grass, it would be impossible to get the courts ready for the Olympics.One cannot forget that towards the end of July in 2012, there is as much chance of rain as now. But nobody is worried about how the courts will be readied for the Olympics as the ground staff efficiency at Wimbledon is of a high order.Tennis was never a high- profile event at the Olympics when it was reintroduced as medal sport at Seoul in 1988. In that year, Steffi Graf won all the Grand Slam titles and the Olympic gold to make it a ‘ Golden Slam’. From Roger Federer to Venus and Serena Williams, each one has spoke about the romance which Wimbledon will again offer next year, though it’s about the Olympics.Past greats like John McEnroe feel Federer will bounce back and win more Grand Slam titles if he can sustain his hunger. But I am certain Federer craves for an Olympic singles medal and next year again assumes significance. AT A time when the playing surface at Wimbledon has offered no huge surprises, there has been predictability. Bad bounce is not to be seen and the ball comes at a height and pace where any player can adjust his strokes.Some of the clay-court specialists and hard-court tennis lovers play on Wimbledon with the same comfort, though the smarter ones believe in bending their knees to execute shots with more grace.Unlike The Championships, the Olympic draw is very different.It is not a draw of 128 but half the size in singles. But what’s more important in this is, all the top players don’t get into the singles and doubles draws as the emphasis is more on country representation.advertisementRomantic relics like Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are hoping they can play their fifth Olympics together, having first played at Atlanta in 1996. If someone says they are a medal prospect, take it with a table spoon full of salt.Then again, based on the ATP and WTA rankings in June 2012, we will get to know in which draws Sania Mirza, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna get in.Am I thinking too early about it? Not so, since from the Williams sisters to lesser- known tennis journeymen, the Olympic tennis event is already being discussed.last_img read more

Shahdara face Delhi United in DSA final

first_imgTheir name might have changed, but Delhi United (formerly known as Gorkha Heroes) are still a force to reckon with when it comes to the Capital’s football circuit.And last year’s runnersup will once again look to stamp their authority when they take on Shahdara FC in the final of the DLF-Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Senior Division Football League at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on Tuesday.Fourteen teams from across the Capital fought it out over the last month for a place in the final of the esteemed league and a keen battle is on the cards when the two quality sides meet.While Delhi United thrashed Tarun Sangha 3-1 in the first semi-final, Shahdara FC beat IGLGarhwal Heroes FC 1-0 in the other semi-final.Although foreign recruits have shone for both teams, dominating the championship with their speed and skill, a few of Delhi’s prominent players like Rishi Kapoor will also be seen in action.Sports minister Ajay Maken will be the chief guest on the occasion.last_img read more

Indian boxers aim for medals, Olympic berths as World Championships begin today

first_imgIndian pugilists would look to secure Olympic berths besides fetching medals against a strong field in the World Boxing Championships starting in Azerbaijan on Monday. The top 10 in eight weight categories would qualify for the London Games, scheduled in 2012, while in the heavyweight and super heavyweight, the top six would book their Olympic berths. Apart from last edition’s bronze-medallist Vijender Singh there are others to watch out for as well. Suranjoy Singh (52kg) would be among the ones to watch out for. The diminutive Manipuri, fondly called “Chhota Tyson”, would be expected to not just book an Olympic berth but also fetch a medal. For the experienced Akhil Kumar (56kg), it would be about regaining lost ground. With more than 650 boxers from 120 countries in fray, it is one of the biggest world championships from where the first batch of Olympic qualifiers would be known.last_img read more