Another 10 week season of pick'em action starts this weekend with everyone back on level terms. If last season didn't go as planned, you've got a chance to bounce back with a full arsenal of doubles (10) and triples (5) at your disposal.
While there are no major fights happening to kick-start the season, we do have five bouts to select from. Topping the bill is a battle of southpaw junior-middleweights with up and coming Austin Trout going up against Mexican veteran David Lopez.
A couple of double-headers are also on the gamesheet. There's Friday's Shobox offering, with cruiserweight prospect Lateef Kayode facing Matt Godfrey and bantamweights Chris Avalos and Khabir Suleymanov also going at it. Plus, there's Saturday's Sky show featuring Paul Edwards' first British flyweight title defense against Chris Edwards, and a heavyweight clash between David Price and Tom Dallas.
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 last season's final standings here.
Let’s get to the week 1 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 - Austin Trout vs David Lopez (Saturday, June 11)
1. Trout to win – risk 6.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Lopez to win – risk 3.5 points to win 6.5.
B. Pick the winner - Paul Edwards vs Chris Edwards (Saturday, June 11)
1. Paul Edwards to win – risk 5.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Chris Edwards to win – risk 3.5 points to win 5.5.
C. Pick the winner / Method of victory - David Price vs Tom Dallas (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturdy, June 11)
1. Price to win (any method) – risk 7 to win 1.
2. Price by stoppage – risk 6 to win 2.
3. Price by decision – risk 1 to win 7.
4. Dallas (any method) – risk 1 to win 7.
D. Pick the winner - Lateef Kayode vs Matt Godfrey (Friday, June 10)
1. Kayode to win – risk 5 points to win 3.
2. Godfrey to win – risk 3 points to win 5.
E. Pick the winner - Chris Avalos vs Khabir Suleymanov (Friday, June 10)
1. Avalos to win – risk 4 points to win 4.
2. Suleymanov to win – risk 4 points to win 4.
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 Trout to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Trout
For Selection B, if you wish to pick Paul Edwards without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 1 - Paul Edwards
For Selection C, if you wanted to use a triple on Price to win by stoppage, you would enter...
C. (3) – 2 – Price by stoppage
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...