Robert Stieglitz will be the underdog on Saturday when he takes on Arthur Abraham in Berlin. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
The action will be heating up in September, but for now, it's another slow week of fights, with only 2 bouts on the pick'em line-up.
At least one of those, however, features a couple of top 10 fighters, with Arthur Abraham (BLH #6) taking on Robert Stieglitz (BLH #7) in a 168lb clash. Abraham is still looking to find the form of his middleweight days, while his opponent, though susceptible to the knock-out in the past, has run off 11 straight wins. It's not a bad match-up.
Also on the game-sheet is a middleweight bout between Sam Soliman and Giovanni Lorenzo. This one's taking place on Friday in Australia, so take into account the time difference and don't delay in making your selections!
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 4 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 - Arthur Abraham vs Robert Stieglitz (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, August 25)
1. Abraham to win (any method) – risk 10.5 to win 3.5.
2. Abraham by stoppage – risk 5 to win 9.
3. Abraham by decision – risk 5.5 to win 8.5.
4. Stieglitz (any method) – risk 3.5 to win 10.5.
B. *Over/Under - Arthur Abraham vs Robert Stieglitz (Saturday, August 25)
1. Over 8 1/2 – risk 7 points to win 3.
2. Over 11 1/2 – risk 5.5 points to win 4.5.
3. Under 8 1/2 – risk 3 points to win 7.
4. Under 11 1/2 – risk 4.5 points to win 5.5.
*Over 8 1/2 = 8 full rounds completed, plus 1/2 round - fight must go past the 1:30 mark of Round 9.
C. Pick the winner - Sam Soliman vs Giovanni Lorenzo (Friday, August 24)
1. Soliman to win – risk 7 points to win 3.
2. Lorenzo to win – risk 3 points to win 7.
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 Abraham to win...
A. (2) – 1 – Abraham to win
For Selection B, if you want to pick the over 11 1/2 without using a double or triple...
B. (1) – 2 - Over 11 1/2
For Selection C, if you want to use one of you triples on Lorenzo...
C. (3) – 2 - Lorenzo
For Selection C, if you wish to pass...