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The Bad Left Hook Pick'em Game: Season 28 - Week 1

Marco Huck defends his belt this weekend in New Jersey
Marco Huck defends his belt this weekend in New Jersey
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Fresh as new-fallen snow with possibilities endless and potential unchecked; such is Week 1 of a new season of the BLH Pick'em Game. Welcome!

The pretty big men are in action this weekend with nearly all of the big matches taking place in the Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight divisions. These divisions just below heavyweight often fly, too, just below the radar. But they've provided good action in recent years for those savvy enough to seek them out.

No rule changes this season. Just a few newish ones to remember: The broadcast start time is the cutoff time for valid picks. The numbers in your picks are binding (not the names which you can leave out). And there are no quadruples. I did update the official rules which you can find here.

Trying out a new prop: "Fighter to win by KO/TKO". Our existing Method of Victory prop only allows for KO picks when there's a wide mismatch. Let me know what you think.

Good luck to all and may the best picker win!

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 - Artur Szpilka vs Yasmany Consuegra (9:00pm EDT Friday, Aug 14)

1. Szpilka to win – risk 7 points to win 1.
2. Consuegra to win – risk 1 points to win 7.

B. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Marco Huck vs. Krzysztof Glowacki (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - 9:00pm EDT Friday, Aug 14)

1. Huck to win – risk 12 points to win 2.
2. Huck by decision – risk 5.5 to win 8.5.
3. Huck by stoppage – risk 6.5 to win 7.5.
4. Glowacki to win – risk 2 points to win 12.

C. Pick the winner - Antonio Tarver vs. Steve Cunningham (9:00pm EDT Friday, Aug 14)

1. Tarver to win – risk 4 points to win 8.
2. Cunningham to win – risk 8 points to win 4.

D. Fighter will win by KO/TKO - Antonio Tarver vs. Steve Cunningham (DQ counts as stoppage - 9:00pm EDT Friday, Aug 14)

1. Tarver by KO/TKO – risk 1.5 points to win 5.
2. Cunningham by KO/TKO – risk 1 points to win 5.

E. Pick the winner - Carlos Cuadras vs Dixon Flores (10:00pm EDT Saturday, Aug 15)

1. Cuadras to win – risk 7.5 points to win 2.5.
2. Flores to win – risk 2.5 points to win 7.5.

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 Szpilka...

A. (2) – 1

For Selection B, if you want Huck by KO without using a double or triple...

B. (1) – 3

For Selection C, if you want a triple on Cunningham...

C. (3) – 2

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

D. PASS

Good luck!

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