TQBR Prediction Game 5.0, Update #3

Two people this weekend got a nice 600/550/600 combo in the TQBR Prediction Game, and you guessed it: Those two people are now our leaders for 5.0. NattyChamps aka DukeShadeBlue has a 50-point edge over Apemantus for first place. There were 19 people overall who got all three picks right, but a couple of them were late predictions that didn’t count and the rest of the others weren’t as highly bepointed prior to this weekend as NC and AMT.

The call of the week honors are shared by stickfigure and Not Sure aka Jay Ari Yin, both of whom predicted Nonito Donaire winning by knockout in the 5th, one round later than when Volodymyr Sydorenko actually went to his knee for the final time. Four people had Saul Alvarez correctly winning by unanimous decision over Lovemore N’dou and 15 people had Humberto Soto correctly beating Urbano Antillon by unanimous decision. So even though they were more accurate, they were more plentiful, which makes them less cool.

(Upset picks were most popular for Antillon, who won the respect and admiration of eight of us before the fight, and afterward surely all of us. Only one other upset pick came across the wire, with beccapooka getting the not-call of the week by predicting N’dou to conquer Canelo.)

You know what else is rare, besides two people calling a fight within a round of its actual conclusion? Prehistoric sharks photographed alive:

Your standings are below. As always, please notify me of any tabulation errors and we can adjudicate:


NattyChamps (DukeShadeBlue): 4050

Apemantus: 4000

Bundy Bears (ALEXMAC): 3950

Internet Tough Guy (Dobbler): 3950

stickfigure: 3800

Not Sure (Jay Ari Yin): 3700

Basque Country: 3500

Pretty Toney: 3350


the legend: 3350

Team Spacely’s Sprockets (willfrank): 3250

Philly Shell (Hit Dog): 3250

Team Skullduggery (PJ): 3200

Miggs 88: 3200

Paul Kelly: 2800

Gumbercules (BigMaxy): 2750

Cardscott5: 2700

beccapooka: 2650

Paul Williams’ Campaign Manager (Tim Starks): 2650

The Count Of Monte Fisto (cguenard): 2600

Team no shot (edub): 2250

Arthur Billette: 2250

Orbital Bone Surgeons (IrvinRyan): 2150

The Garbageman (ScottB): 2050

Yuriorkis Gamboa Constrictor (Scott Kraus): 1750

TJChim: 1750

The Flying Cintrons (Queensberry Wench): 1600

BenOlson: 1550

Neon Leon’s Two Front Teeth (Andrew Harrison): 1200

David Schraub: 1200

FunkyBadger: 1200

Manila Ice: 1150

AskTheBoxer: 1050

joebentvice: 1000

Ben Smitheman: 600

ArnoldO: 600

Ako si Navarette: 600

Todd Aguiar: 550

Team Atlas (Sam Fong): 500

fadeintobolivian: 500

Stiff Jab: 500

ShortFuse (RoWyN): 500

FightFreak: 500

nick63: 500

Datu punol: 500

Noypi: 500

reneth: 500

Dachs: 500

Melzor Uchiha: 500

baron: 0

Unifythebelts: 0

audley harrison jab of the century (FlorencioR): 0

Fidel: 0

Tito Flores: 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.