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The Bad Left Hook Pick'em Game: Season 28 - Week 9

Terry Flanagan and the One and Only Ricky Hatton
Terry Flanagan and the One and Only Ricky Hatton
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We're covering three fights from the BoxNation card this week because they're relatively evenly matched. We'll take the headliner from the non-descript PBC card as well as Jorge Linares' latest sideshow. Best of luck!

Some of you were confused on the results of the draw from last weekend. The primary answer to why only stoppage picks lose on a draw is that It Has Always Been So. I understand the argument that a decision pick could also be considered "wrong", but—again, most importantly—It Has Always Been So. And So It Shall Continue to Be.

Two more weeks to reel in the leader, BackScreenLob. I'm looking forward to next week as we'll wrap up the season with Golovkin/Lemieux, Gonzalez/Viloria, and more.

See last week's standings and how many doubles and triples you have left here.

Alrighty ... Let's get it get it get it!

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).

The numbers in your selections are binding, not the names which you can leave out. The numbers will suffice.

Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this post - it makes it easier for me to tabulate the results each week.

**** Remember you do not need to make a selection on every fight; you are free to PASS on any pick. But you must make at least one selection to receive the 10 point participation bonus****

A. Pick the winner - Luke Blackledge vs Lee Markham (12:00pm EDT Saturday, Oct 10)

1. Blackledge to win - risk 4 points to win 3.
2. Markham to win - risk 3 points to win 4.

B. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Liam Smith vs John Thompson (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - 12:00pm EDT Saturday, Oct 10)

1. Smith to win - risk 7.5 points to win 2.5.
2. Smith by stoppage - risk 5 to win 5.
3. Smith by decision - risk 2.5 to win 7.5.
4. Thompson to win - risk 2.5 to win 7.5.

C. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Terry Flanagan vs Diego Magdaleno (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - 12:00pm EDT Saturday, Oct 10)

1. Flanagan by decision - risk 4 points to win 7.
2. Flanagan by stoppage - risk 2 to win 9.
3. Magdaleno by decision - risk 3.5 to win 7.5.
4. Magdaleno by stoppage - risk 1.5 to win 9.5.

D. Pick the winner - Danny O'Connor vs Gabriel Bracero (8:00pm EDT Saturday, Oct 10)

1. O'Connor to win - risk 4 points to win 4.
2. Bracero to win - risk 4 to win 4.

E. Pick the winner - Jorge Linares vs Ivan Cano (11:30pm EDT Saturday, Oct 10)

1. Linares to win - risk 7 points to win 1.
2. Cano to win - risk 1 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. (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 Markham without using a double or triple...

A. (1) – 2

For Selection B, if you want a double on Smith by Decision...

B. (2) – 3

For Selection C, if you want a triple on Flanagan by Decision...

C. (3) – 1

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


Good luck!

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