We've got a busy pick'em weekend featuring Saturday night's Hopkins-Dawson PPV, along with a double-header from Liverpool and a Friday night featherweight rematch.
Along with Bernard Hopkins' light-heavyweight title defense against Chad Dawson, the pick'em line-up features a couple other bouts from the Staples Center show with lightweights Jorge Linares going up against Antonio DeMarco and an interesting 140lb clash between Kendall Holt and Danny Garcia.
Saturday's other show features a light-heayweight grudge match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, along with a European super-middleweight title match-up between Piotr Wilczewski and James DeGale.
The Friday match-up - and don't forget to get you picks in on on time for this one - has Celestino Caballero taking on Jonathan Victor Barros in a rematch of a controversial split decision from earlier this year which went to the Argentinean fighter.
For those that haven't played before, welcome to the best pick'em game going. Please join right in and start playing (just make sure to check out the rules - we promise they are very simple).
An explanation of how to fill out your selections appears at the bottom of this post - please follow these instructions as it makes it easier for us to tabulate the results quickly each week.
You can check out the latest standings here.
Let’s get to the week 9 line-up…**** Remember you do not need to make a selection on every fight. If you are unfamiliar with any of the fighters, and don't want to risk points, you are free to PASS on any pick. You must make at least one selection to receive the 10 point participation bonus****
A. Pick the winner - Chad Dawson vs Bernard Hopkins (Saturday, October 15)
1. Dawson to win – risk 9.5 points to win 8.5.
2. Hopkins to win – risk 8.5 points to win 9.5.
B. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Chad Dawson vs Bernard Hopkins (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, October 15)
1. Dawson by stoppage – risk 1 to win 9.
2. Dawson by decision – risk 4.5 to win 5.5.
3. Hopkins by stoppage – risk 0.5 to win 9.5.
4. Hopkins by decision – risk 4 to win 6.
C. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Jorge Linares vs Antonio DeMarco (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, October 15)
1. Linares to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Linares by stoppage – risk 2.5 to win 7.5.
3. Linares by decision – risk 5.5 to win 4.5.
4. DeMarco (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
D. Pick the winner - Kendall Holt vs Danny Garcia (Saturday, October 15)
1. Holt to win – risk 5 points to win 5.
2. Garcia to win – risk 5 points to win 5.
E. Pick the winner - Celestino Caballero vs Jonathan Barros (Friday, October 14)
1. Caballero to win – risk 5.5 points to win 4.5.
2. Barros to win – risk 4.5 points to win 5.5.
F. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Nathan Cleverly vs Tony Bellew (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, October 15)
1. Cleverly to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Cleverly by stoppage – risk 5 to win 5.
3. Cleverly by decision – risk 3 to win 7.
4. Bellew (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
G. Pick the winner / Method of victory - James DeGale vs Piotr Wilczewski (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, October 15)
1. DeGale to win (any method) – risk 8.5 to win 1.5.
2. DeGale by stoppage – risk 5.5 to win 3.5.
3. DeGale by decision – risk 3 to win 6.
4. Wilczewski (any method) – risk 1.5 to win 8.5.
Please fill out your selections as follows:
Enter the LETTER of the fight first, then whether it’s a single (1), double (2) or triple (3) followed by the NUMBER of your pick and the NAME of the FIGHTER and METHOD of victory (where applicable).
**** You have 10 doubles and 5 triples to use over the 10 week season ****
For Selection A, if you want to use one of your doubles on Dawson to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Dawson to win
For Selection B, if you wish to pick Hopkins by decision without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 4 - Hopkins by decision
For Selection C, if you wanted to use a triple on Linares by stoppage, you would enter...
C. (3) – 2 – Linares by stoppage
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...