AIBA Boxing rules for challenging referees decision

I was literally in a state of shock when I saw Vijender Singh (ace Indian boxer) getting beaten by Uzbekistan’s Abbos Atoev 13-17 in a nail-biting quarterfinal of London 2012 Olympics boxing on Monday (August 6th, 2012).



Pic taken by me during the semi-final bout of Vijender singh at CWG Delhi October, 2010

(A shot taken by me during the CWG Delhi 2010 boxing Semi-final of Vijender singh in red)



The former World No. 1 middleweight(75 kgs) boxer Vijender Singh was tied at 3-3 after the first round but made a flurry of punches in the second round, yet the referees shockingly announced that the round score was 7-5.


Though Vijender made a strong quest in the third and final round, every analyst & commentator felt that Vijender had done sufficient to win the second & third round, yet the referees announced that the 3rd round score-card was 7-5.


Thus, Vijender shockingly lost the bout 13-17 ;((((((((((


Poor umpiring cost Vijender singh the chance to become the first Indian athlete to win two successive medals at Olympics games.


After having seen the bout about 20 times in the last 15 hours, I can tell you that at least 5 scoring punches of Vijender singh weren’t counted in the final score-sheet (4 from Round-2 & minimum of 1 from Round-3).


After the match, we all were discussing if Indian boxing contingent will be filing an appeal against the decision or not?


So, I had a detailed look-up at the International Boxing association (the regulator of Boxing is AIBA : International Amateur Boxing Association) rules for understanding the conditions where in the decision & announced result can be protested & here are all the details of my findings :::::::


(i) A protest/appeal against the judgement shall be submitted by the Team Leader or by the person having the highest position in the Team Delegation no later than 30 minutes after the completion of the bout.
Any protest shall be against the decision(s) of the Referee and/or Judges of the bout.

(ii) The protest shall be made in writing and handed to the Chairperson of the Competition Jury specifying definitive and clear reasons for the protest.


(iii) The protest fee is US$ 500. An administrative fee of US$ 100 will be deducted from this amount and the remaining amount will be refunded if the protest is upheld. If the protest is rejected, the entire fee will not be returned to the protester.


(iv) The Chairperson of the Competition Jury has the right to refuse the protest(s). In the case where the protest is accepted by the Chairperson of the Competition Jury, the evaluation shall be conducted only by members of the Competition Jury involved in the bout and immediately after the session is completed. The Chairperson of the Competition Jury shall inform the result of the evaluation and report to the Technical Delegate immediately.


The Technical Delegate will immediately inform both Team
Leaders verbally and thereafter in writing but no later than the Weigh-In and Medical Examination of the next day.


(v) A video recording of the protested bout(s) will be used to analyze the bout(s) in all AIBA Approved Events.

(vi) A protest during the Finals of a competition should be notified within 5 minutes of completion of the bout.

(vii) In the case of a protest during the Finals of a competition, the Award Ceremony will be postponed until the results of the evaluation are announced.

As Indian team haven’t filed the appeal with in 30 minutes, that effectively means Vijender singh is out of medals race.


The rules for scoring are very simple ::


During each round, a Judge shall assess the respective scores of each Boxer according to the number of scoring blows obtained. Each blow, to have a scoring value, must, without being blocked or guarded, land directly with the knuckle part of the closed glove of either hand on any part of the front or sides of the head or body above the belt.

Swings landing as above described are scoring blows.


The awarding of a point shall follow the principle of one point for every correct blow.


In case of any question or comment, feel free to drop in a comment.


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Sachin Tendulkar & Anjali photos taken from Royal Box during Roger Federer match at Wimbledon 2012

Here are some 100% exclusive photos of Sachin Tendulkar with his beautiful wife Anjali Tendulkar taken at Wimbledon’s Royal Box today during the semi-final of Wimbledon 2012 between Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic on 5th July, 2012 ..

So, here are a few pics of the legendary Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar or S.R. Tendulkar or Sachin Tendulkar taken on July, 5th, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar smiling after Roger Federer won the first set vs Novak Djokovic





Continue seeing the pics on our Tennis site… Here is the link for you all ———




Roger Federer’s official dress for Olympics 2012

So, finally Nike Tennis have announced the official dress for Roger Federer for the London Olympics starting later this month.

As you all know, Wimbledon championships have a white colored protocol or call it dress code for all players.

But, thankfully, for Olympics, there won’t be any such protocol & players are free to wear colors chosen by them or their respective associations.

So, its always good to see colors returning back :)

Here’s his official T-shirt which with he will be trying to defend his doubles gold & trying for glory in the singles competition :::

As you all know, this red color has been chosen as we all know, that the official color of Swiss flag is red, so this shirt has been designed & I’m sure, Roger Federer will look awesome in it.

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continue seeing, what Roger Federer will be wearing for Olympics, 2012 including Shirts, Shorts, Nike shoes, hair band , Practice shirts on our Tennis site here —-



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What are the odds on Roger Federer winning Wimbledon 2012?

After a tough, 3rd round match vs Benneteau, every one seems to be questioning,

Is Roger Federer getting slow?

Is age catching up on Roger Federer?

Why is his backhand letting him down?

Where has his famous backhand slice gone?

So, in this article of mine, I wish to answer all these questions & all your comments are welcome :).

Read on, if you wish to know, will Roger Federer be able to win Wimbledon 2012 or not?

Will all his fans, get to add one more Wimbledon trophy in this amazing collection of collage?

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So, does roger federer still has the energy left to win another wimbledon ??


Can Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the wimbledon 2012?


Can Roger Federer beat Andy Murray or Jo Wil Fried Tsonga in the final of wimbledon 2012?


What are the odds on Roger winning another wimbledon?

Will he be fit after his injury (read more about his back pain here )


To explain all this, I made a 10 point reasoning explaining, why I feel Roger Federer can win Wimbledon 2012?



Here is the link of my article on my Tennis site, look forward to all your comments there —–



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Mens Singles & Doubles Seedings & PDF Draw for Wimbledon 2012

The seedings for Wimbledon 2012 were announced on 20th June, 2012


& The draw for Men’s singles & doubles will be announced on Friday, 22nd June, 2012 at about 5 am EDT or 9 am GMT or 10 am BST or 11 am CEST or 14:30 IST or 19 EST…


For a comprehensive discussion on the seedings & draw of Wimbledon 2012, visit our Tennis site —-





ATP Ranking Scenarios after Wimbledon 2012

As all of you are aware that Wimbledon championships are starting from 25th June, 2012. There is no denying of the fact, that Wimbledon is no doubt the most followed Grand slam of all the four slams.

But, this year, promises to be even more interesting especially from a Top 4 point of view :::

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Novak Djokovic will be defending his Wimbledon title & also, he became no. 1 in 2011 by winning the Wimbledon 2011. So, he has to defend not just the title but also, complete one full year at Number. 1.

Rafael Nadal will be trying for his third Wimbledon title & if he manages to win Wimbledon,he has a chance to get to No. 1, also, he will become the first ever man in the history of Tennis to do the “Old World Triple” twice in his career.

Old world triple means winning titles at Rome, Paris & London.

Roger Federer will be trying for his 17th Grand slam & his 7th Wimbedon & a chance to regain No. 1.

Andy Murray too will be trying for his 1st ever Grand slam.

So, this post of mine is to cover all ranking scenarios post Wimbledon 2012, so read on —-

Now, these are the latest ATP ranking points of top 8 as announced on 18th June, 2012 :::

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Can Novak Djokovic retain No. 1 ranking after Wimbledon 2012?

Can Rafael Nadal regain No. 1 ranking after Wimbledon 2012?


How can Roger Federer regain No. 1 ranking after Wimbledon 2012?


How far can Andy Murray go if he wins Wimbledon 2012?



For a detailed discussion on all possible ranking scenarios after Wimbledon 2012, visit our Tennis site —————–


Watch out for a PDF made by me, I can guarantee you that after seeing that, you too will be an expert in ATP rankings.



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Roger Federer Outfit Dress Uniform Cap Shirt Shorts Shoes for Wimbledon 2012

As you all are aware that Nike is the sponsor of Roger Federer’s outfits.


So, a few days back, Nike announced the dress of Roger Federer for AELTC, Wimbledon 2012, London….



Here is a complete summary of his dress, along with a extensive discussion on his outfit ::


This is how, his T-shirt will look like :::



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For seeing, the complete outfit along with detailed discussion on the dress, Much talked Nike ZOOM Vapor 9 Tour shoes , RF cap, jacket, jersey, socks, shorts,  please visit the official Roger Federer fans web site, here is the link for the same —-






ATP TENNIS Ranking points Scenarios after French Open 2012

Read the comprehensive discussion on points distribution after Wimbledon 2012, here ——–





In this article, I will be explaining the ATP ranking points scenarios after French Open 2012.


As you all must be aware, that Wimbledon seedings will be more or less based on the ATP Ranking points to be announced after French Open, 2012…


For Wimbledon seedings & PDF draw, please see this post on our Tennis website


So, read on, if you are interested in this topic…


Ok, now, see the ATP ranking points that were announced by ATP on 28th May, 2012 ::: (It is practically impossible for me to cover more players other than top 8, so, if you have any question other than TOP 8, please drop in a comment after Logging in)

Here is how, the ranking points looked like of the top eight players immediately before the start of French Open, 2012 :::

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So, as you can see, the battle for No 1 is still more or less between the Top 3 & with Andy Murray already out from the semi finals race, the Top 3 are the players to watch out for ….

So, as you can see, the battle for No 1 is still more or less between the Top 3 & with Andy Murray already out from the semi finals race, the Top 3 are the players to watch out for :::

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Keep reading the article on our tennis site here ————- (also, has a comprehensive discussion how will Roger Federer regain No. 2 ranking from Rafael Nadal post French Open, 2012).



PS : Please be informed that I have covered the ATP points scenario of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Juan Martin Delpotro, John Isner & do remember, the seedings will be more or less as per the rankings post French Open, 2012…



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Roger Federer shouting shutup to the crowd in Roland Garros French Open 2012

Every one in the universe knows that Roger Federer is a very calm & composed person & a great person.

But, yes, please don’t ever forget that he too is a human like all of us.

So, during the second set tie breaker, when some one in the crowd called a shot of his out (when the ball was clearly in), he too got angry & after the point yelled Shut Up.



See the exclusive video here on our tennis site ————-