TQBR Prediction Game 2.0 Standings, Update #2

We’re one third of the way through 2.0, and everything is still very bunched up. There’s a six-way tie for first place; three other people have gone three for four; and 15 people have called two of the four fights accurately, enough to keep them in very close range. Even the people who are one for four or zero for four are very much alive.

The call of the week goes to epark88, who not only called the Fernando Montiel upset of Hozumi Hasegawa (500 + 100) but also predicted the round closed to the knockout (+100). Unfortunately, those are the only points epark88 has. Only four other people — cNcEDDIE, Migs88, stickfigure and Not Sure aka Jay Ari Yin — went with Montiel, and now three of them are tied for first.

For the bigger U.S. fight, 21 people got the accuracy bonus for calling a Floyd Mayweather UD over Shane Mosley. What was surprising to me is that when I added it up, almost as many people — 20 — went with Mosley to win in some way. A few netherworlders went with Mayweather to win, but by some other kind of decision or, rarely, by KO.

This coming weekend brings us another TQBR Prediction Game 2.0 worthy bout: Paul Williams-Kermit Cintron. Look for that prediction thread midweek. In the meantime, your standings are below; as usual, if you see a problem with the tabulation, let me know and I’ll adjudicate. (I’m still sick, but not as drugged up, so maybe I won’t have screwed it up as many times this week as I did last.)


Apemantus: 1850

Chris: 1850

David Schraub: 1850

The Flying Buttresses (JohnPaulFutbol): 1850

stickfigure: 1850

cNcEDDIE: 1850

Migs88: 1850

Drederick Tatum (Scott Kraus): 1800

PI Joe (Irvin Ryan): 1700

Doug Fischer’s Ponytail (ALEXMAC): 1700

PJ Prediction King (PJ): 1250

Bigmaxy: 1250

johnkzoo: 1250

I likea da predictions (morelandj): 1200

D.C. Senators (edub): 1200

Team Tell Me I’m The Greatest (me): 1200

Manila Ice (JB): 1200

nazarioz: 1200

beccapooka: 1150

Geordie Dancer (Andrew Harrison): 1150

Arthur Billette: 1150

Team Great Santini (willfrank): 1150

Cardscott5: 1150

Not Sure (Jay Ari Yin): 1150

BOB77: 1100

epark88: 700

The Weasel (Funky Badger): 650

team individuality: 650

sam.fong: 600

fadein2bolivian: 600

the legend: 600

Malignant Narcissism (Eric Naff): 600

Unifythebelts: 600

Paul Kelly: 600

The Queensberry Fools (Eugene Dammrod): 600

DukeShadeBlue: 600

Pretty Toney: 600

ShortFuse (RoWyN): 500

Ben Olson: 500

Hit Dog: 500

Jordan Adair: 500

Southern Comfort (Dobbler): 500

gavaniacono: 500

gavia: 0

PalookaJoe: 0

Team Fingermonkey (ScottB): 0

Stats: 0

Fish Hook Combo (FlorencioR): 0

Burbank Baker: 0

venom.0420: 0

Queensberry Wench: 0

Paolo: 0

Donkey Puncher (Brian.McNeeley): 0

BoricuaBasher: 0

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (http://www.tbrb.org). He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.