Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Imphal, Manipur, India
Suranjoy Mayengbam Singh is an amateur boxer from Manipur, India. The diminutive pugilist is a livewire inside the ring and is known for his aggressive style. He is affectionately called by his team-mates as the Little Tyson. He was born on 5 February 1986 in Imphal, Manipur, India. While he was starting out his career in the initial years he won many awards, both for national and international bouts. Besides many gold medals at the State and National Level championships, he also won bronze medals at the Junior World Championship in the year 2004. He, in the year 2009, made his country proud by winning gold at the Asian Boxing Championships, at Zhuhai, China, as he ended the 15 years wait for India. He was also the only Indian to have won gold for the event. India's last gold medal in Asian Championships was in the year 1994 in Tehran. Singh also became the first Indian to win gold at the Inter-Continental President's Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan in December 2009 in the 51 kg Flyweight Category. He was also declared as the best boxer of Senior Men Boxing Championships at the world level, and first Indian to achieve such a feat. He won a Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Boxing Championships held in New Delhi in March 2010. He won the flyweight gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi on 13 October 2010. In 2011, he received the Arjuna Award.