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The Bad Left Hook Pick'em Game: Season 25 - Week 2

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The big men are featured this weekend, with Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne getting it on Saturday night on Showtime. On the undercard, Leo Santa Cruz returns in another so-so fight against Boxrec's 31st ranked Super Bantamweight Jesus Ruiz. See our full fight week coverage here.

But first, on Friday night ESPN2 presents a pretty good FNF card with two recent Boxcino tournament winners taking on rugged veterans. Willie Monroe Jr. gets brawler Bryan Vera and Petr Petrov takes on Hammerin' Hank Lundy. Both "A-sides" are in tough, and I wouldn't be surprised to see at least one upset. I'm not alone, as Lundy is currently favored by the oddsmakers in his bout.

Let's get to it!

Remember our one new rule: The numbers in your selections are binding, not the names. So, if you make a mistake and say "A. (1) – 1 – Vera to win" ... your official pick will be Monroe since that is pick number 1. Feel free not to even put the names in there; the numbers will suffice.

Check out last week's standings—and your remaining doubles and triples—here.

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.

Now let's get to this week's 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 - Willie Monroe Jr. vs Bryan Vera (Friday, January 16th)

1. Monroe to win – risk 6.5 points to win 2.5.
2. Vera to win – risk 2.5 points to win 6.5.

B. Pick the winner - Petr Petrov vs Hank Lundy (Friday, January 16th) CANCELLED

1. Petrov to win – risk 4 to win 5.
2. Lundy to win – risk 5 to win 4.

C. Pick the winner - Bermane Stiverne vs Deontay Wilder (Saturday, January 17th)

1. Wilder to win – risk 9 points to win 6.
2. Stiverne to win – risk 6 points to win 9.

D. Over/Under - Stiverne vs Wilder (Saturday, January 17th)

1. Over 5 1/2 – risk 5 points to win 5.
2. Under 5 1/2 – risk 5 points to win 5.

E. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Leo Santa Cruz vs Jesus Ruiz (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Saturday, January 17th)

1. Santa Cruz to win – risk 9.5 to win 0.5.
2. Santa Cruz by stoppage – risk 8 to win 2.
3. Santa Cruz by decision – risk 1.5 to win 8.5.
4. Ruiz to win – risk 0.5 to win 9.5.

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. (The name of the fighter and method of victory are optional).

**** 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 Vera to win...

A. (2) – 2 – Vera

For Selection B, if you want to pick Petrov to win without using a double or triple...

B. (1) – 1 – Petrov

For Selection E, if you want to use one of triples on Santa Cruz by decision...

E. (3) – 3 – Santa Cruz by decision

For Selection D, if you wish to pass...

D. Pass

Good luck!

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