Bad Left Hook Pick’em Game: February Week 1 of 4

By DerGergis

Week 1 of 4! We have a nearly full sheet despite the fact that none of these fights are particularly significant. I picked fights specifically with either close odds or live dogs. Solid start to what promises to be a big February.

This week’s action includes: Ugas vs Ghvamichava, Vasquez vs Collazo, Mundine vs Green, Leibenburg vs Koelling, Galahad vs Agbeko, Price vs Hammer, Eubank vs Quinlan and more.

All Multipliers are reset! 5 doubles, 3 triples. Use them wisely.

Not the sexiest of fight weeks, but we have plenty of points on the sheet if your multipliers are used well.

Week 1 of 4! “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 – Ryan Karl vs Eddie Ramirez (8:00pm EDT Thursday, February 2nd)

1. Karl to win – risk 5 points to win 3.
2. Ramirez to win – risk 3 points to win 5.

B. Pick the winner – Yordenis Ugas vs Levan Ghvamichava (8:00pm EDT Thursday, February 2nd)

1. Ugas to win – risk 7.5 points to win 2.5.
2. Ghvamichava to win – risk 2.5 points to win 7.5.

C. Pick the winner – Sammy Vasquez vs Luis Collazo (8:00pm EDT Thursday, February 2nd)

1. Vasquez to win– risk 6.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Collazo to win – risk 3.5 points to win 6.5.

D. Pick the winner – Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green (3:00am EDT Saturday, February 3rd)

1. Mundine to win – risk 4.5 points to win 7.5.
2. Green to win – risk 7.5 points to win 4.5.

E. Will favorites win/lose? – Hekkie Budler, Kevin Lerena, Thulani Mbenge (3:00pm EDT Saturday, February 3rd)

1. All favorites to win – risk 7.5 points to win 2.5
2. Any favorite to lose – risk 2.5 points to win 7.5

F. Pick the winner – Ryno Liebenburg vs Enrico Koelling (3:00pm EDT Saturday, February 3rd)

1. Liebenburg to win – risk 7.5 points to win 4.5.
2. Koelling to win – risk 4.5 points to win 7.5.

G. Pick the winner – Kid Galahad vs Joseph Agbeko (4:00pm EDT Saturday, February 3rd)

1. Galahad to win – risk 8.5 points to win 1.5
2. Agbeko – risk 1.5 points to win 8.5.

H. Pick the winner – David Price vs Christian Hammer (4:00pm EDT Saturday, February 3rd)

1. Price to win – risk 8.5 points to win 3.5.
2. Hammer to win – risk 3.5 points to win 8.5.

I. Pick the winner / method of victory – Chris Eubank Jr. vs Renold Quinlan (4:00pm EDT Saturday, February 3rd)

1. Eubank to win – risk 11 points to win 1.
2. Eubank by stoppage – risk 8.5 points to win 3.5.
3. Eubank by decision – risk 2.5 points to win 9.5.
4. Quinlan to win – risk 1 point to win 11.

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 Karl to win without using a double or triple…

A. (1) – 1

For Selection B, if you want a double on Ghvamichava win…

B. (2) – 2

For Selection C, if you want a triple on Vasquez to win…

C. (3) – 1

For Selection D, if you wish to pass…


Good luck!

Source:: Bad Left Hook

Boxing Buzz: Khan, Joshua, Klitschko, more

By Togorashi

Former world champion Amir Khan made some major changes to his management team, parting ways with his father Shah Khan (who negotiated his fights), his uncle and his best friend. Now Khan says he wants to keep business and family separate and will be working with boxing adviser Asif Vali. He is currently training in the San Francisco area preparing to return to the ring this summer.
The teams of WBA super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge (19-0-1, 11 KOs) and Isaac Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs) have reached an agreement to fight each other on March 18th in Germany.
Juan “Churritos” Hernández briefly left his training camp at the Otomí Ceremonial Center to attend the WBC´s “Coffee Tuesday” for the 30-day pre-weighing in the run up to the March 4 fight for the vacant WBC flyweight title against undefeated Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai in Thailand. Hernande weighed 122.75, within the 10% limit.
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former unified champion Wladimir Klitschko were in New York City Tuesday to promote their April 29 WBA/IBF heavyweight championship clash in London expected to draw a live gate of 90,000+. Still no word on USA television. Joshua has a deal with Showtime, while Wlad has been an HBO fighter.

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Call for suspension of Butler: Incredible video of Montreal aftermath

By Togorashi

By Dave Spencer

Aftershocks are still rippling through the Montreal boxing world from the melee that followed the Steven Butler versus Brandon Cook matchup Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

Cook remained undefeated and was victorious with a scintillating 7th round knockout but was quickly knocked to the canvas himself in celebration as bottles and debris were launched into the ring by angry fans upset that their man had lost. A metal wine bucket caught the visiting Ajax, Ontario fighter squarely in the head, just after being shoved by Butler himself.

New video footage shows the full effect of the launched missile along with Butler’s father entering the ring.

Turns out it was a family affair as the man arrested according to Montreal media reports was none other than Butler’s brother-in-law, Chayanne O’Neill Peralta-Garcia, 23 years old and on parole for manslaughter.

Peralta-Garcia, the brother of Butler’s girlfriend, is accused of assault causing injury to Cook and two others. The Crown objected to the release of the suspect who was believed to have fled a shoot-out and in was involved in car accident killing a 76-year-old man.

One other suspect was charged in incidents at the Bell Centre but released in promise to stand trial.

According to sources, the Quebec Commission should decide later this week as to what penalties and actions will be taken against Butler and his team. United Boxing, the Toronto promoters of Cook are asking for a year suspension for the Montreal fighter and that his father, who was removed several times from ringside during the fight be barred from any future contests. The elder Butler was one of the first people into the ring following the fight, jumping a barricade at ringside and stepping over the head of prone and motionless Cook who lay in the ring.

“He was right up in my face from the beginning of the fight,” said Don McDonald of Butler’s father, Clint Butler, “He was screaming f-you, f-Cook. We eventually went to (the promoter) Camille (Estephan) and asked that something be done, when that didn’t happen security finally removed him. He was moved the near the Commission and eventually they kicked him out from ringside as well.”

So far the Toronto contingent are a bit miffed that they have received zero communication in way of apologies from Butler, his team, or promoters.

The Eye of the Tiger Team has yet to issue an official statement that addresses the logistics that allowed the problems to occur at ringside that included vodka bottles, ice buckets can and bottles to be made available to patrons and ultimately hurled as projectiles.

Nor has it announced whether it will take any action against their fighter Steven Butler. In a statement issued in October releasing former world challenger Dierry Jean from his contract, Eye of the Tiger Management stated, “The values and conduct of our boxers outside the ring remain a priority. Beyond talent and abilities, it’s important for us that our athletes are role models for society.”

As for the boxer’s father who made his way over barricades, into the ring as was allowed to remain there, it is not the first time the elder Butler has lost it defending his son.

As a bantam league hockey coach, Butler was suspended for three years when his the 14-year-old son was ejected from a game.
According to a Toronto Star report, the 2007 incident had the coach hurling water bottles, pieces of plywood and abuse towards officials.

Apparently, Butler Sr. played hockey the same way he coached it. A 2004 incident when playing in a Quebec semi-pro league had him entering the stands to fight with fans. The aftermath resulted in an unprecedented 35 game suspension and being dropped by the team, the Verdun Dragons, coincidentally owned by then Group Yvon Michel (GYM) Vice President and financial partner, Dino Marchitello.

That was it for Butler’s playing career, except a comeback attempt in the same league 10 years later that lasted less than one game. In a 2015 match with the Laval Predators, a brawl broke out in the pre-game warm-up, and Butler amassed 17 penalty minutes along the way and was suspended for the rest of the season and playoffs.

Butler was hailed by promoters (just as David Lemieux was when he turned pro) as the Sydney Crosby of boxing, but at this point, there seems to be more Hanson brothers in the family tree than any Conn Smythe candidates.

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