We're coming down to the wire in what might be the most competitive pick'em season to date. Several players still have a crack at the title, and with two weeks to play, every pick is crucial - so if you've been saving those doubles and triples, this might be the weekend to use them.
Topping the bill is the latest installment of a little man trilogy, with Brian Viloria looking to even the score with old rival Omar Nino Romero. Given Viloria has the home field edge and the better resume of late, we've made the BLH #2 ranked flyweight a sizable favorite.
Also in action is Gennady Golovkin (BLH #6), with the heavy handed middleweight taking on Japanese southpaw Makoto Fuchigami.
The game-sheet also features a super-flyweights Juan Alberto Rosas (BLH #8) and Juan Carlos Sanchez battling it out in Mexico, along with a British welterweight title bout between Colin Lynes and Junior Witter. Rounding out the line-up is Friday's Shobox main-event between Yudel Jhonson and Willie Nelson.
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 week's 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 / Method of victory - Brian Viloria Vs Omar Nino Romero (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Sunday, May 13)
1. Viloria to win (any method) – risk 9.5 to win 2.5.
2. Viloria by stoppage – risk 3.5 to win 8.5.
3. Viloria by decision – risk 6 to win 6.
4. Nino (any method) – risk 2.5 to win 9.5.
B. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Gennady Golovkin vs Makoto Fuchigama (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, May 12)
1. Golovkin to win (any method) – risk 11 to win 1.
2. Golovkin by stoppage – risk 8 to win 4.
3. Golovkin by decision – risk 3 to win 9.
4. Fuchigama (any method) – risk 1 to win 11.
C. Pick the winner - Juan Alberto Rosas vs Juan Carlos Sanchez (Saturday, May 12)** This fight is taking place on May 19 ** 1. Rosas to win – risk 5.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Sanchez to win – risk 3.5 points to win 5.5.
D. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Colin Lynes vs Junior Witter (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, May 12)
1. Lynes to win (any method) – risk 6.5 to win 2.5.
2. Lynes by stoppage – risk 1 to win 8.
3. Lynes by decision – risk 5.5 to win 3.5.
4. Witter (any method) – risk 2.5 to win 6.5.
E. Pick the winner - Yudel Jhonson vs Willie Nelson (Friday, May 11)
1. Jhonson to win – risk 6.5 points to win 2.5.
2. Nelson to win – risk 2.5 points to win 6.5.
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 Viloria to win via any method...
A. (2) – 1 – Viloria to win
For Selection B, if you want to pick Golovkin by decision without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 3 - Golovkin by decision
For Selection C, if you want to use one of you triples on Sanchez to win...
C. (3) – 2 - Sanchez to win
For Selection D, if you wish to pass...