There aren't any really big fights taking place this weekend, but we've still got plenty of pick'em action with 5 fights on the game-sheet, including a couple of rematches.
One of those return bouts take place in Mexico, with Jorge Arce going up against Simphiwe Nongqayi. Arce was surprisingly out-boxed by his South African opponent in the first meeting, but fortunes have since changed for both men. The other rematch takes place in the UK, with Gary Sykes putting his British super-featherweight title on the line against previous conqueror Gary Buckland. The challenger barely broke a sweat in the first meeting, dropping Sykes heavily with a fight ending right hand 45 seconds into the opening round.
Dmitry Pirog, who has fought only once since his break-out win over Daniel Jacobs last year, goes up against up Gennady Martirosyan in Russia, while Marcos Maidana returns home to Argentina for a clash with Petr Petrov. Also on the line-up is a 130lb bout between Vicente Escobedo and Rocky Juarez.
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.
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Let’s get to the week 6 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 / Method of victory - Jorge Arce vs Simphiwe Nongqayi (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, September 24)
1. Arce to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Arce by stoppage – risk 5.5 to win 4.5.
3. Arce by decision – risk 2.5 to win 7.5.
4. Nongqayi (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
B. Pick the winner - Gary Buckland vs Gary Sykes (Saturday, September 24)
1. Buckland to win – risk 6 points to win 4.
2. Sykes to win – risk 4 points to win 6.
C. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Dmitry Pirog vs Gennady Martirosyan (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Sunday, September 25)
1. Pirog to win (any method) – risk 9 to win 1.
2. Pirog by stoppage – risk 4.5 to win 5.5.
3. Pirog by decision – risk 4.5 to win 5.5.
4. Martirosyan (any method) – risk 1 to win 9.
D. *Over/Under - Marcos Maidana vs Petr Petrov (Friday, September 23)
1. Over 6 1/2 – risk 5 points to win 5.
2. Over 9 1/2 – risk 3 points to win 7.
3. Under 6 1/2 – risk 5 points to win 5.
4. Under 9 1/2 – risk 7 points to win 3.
*Over 6 1/2 = 6 full rounds completed, plus 1/2 round - fight must go past the 1:30 mark of Round 7.
E. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Vincente Escobedo vs Rocky Juarez (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Friday, September 23)
1. Escobedo to win (any method) – risk 8 to win 2.
2. Escobedo by stoppage – risk 2.5 to win 7.5.
3. Escobedo by decision – risk 5.5 to win 4.5.
4. Juarez (any method) – risk 2 to win 8.
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 Arce to win by any method...
A. (2) – 1 – Arce to win (any method)
For Selection B, if you wish to pick Sykes to win without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 2 - Sykes to win
For Selection C, if you wanted to use a triple on Pirog by stoppage, you would enter...
C. (3) – 2 – Pirog by stoppage
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...