QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Sep 27 2009, 09:37 AM)
they made their picks on today's fight?
Arreola by split decision - Ben "The Hype" Thompson
Arreola TKO 6 - Percy "Talent" Crawford
Seriously guys what were you on Peyote? Acid? Meth? you must have been on some bender to put those predictions up guys.....
Can't speak for Percy, but it's usually greeny green for me.
Or maybe I was taking the same drugs that people were taking when they picked Marquez over Mayweather, Hatton over Pacquiao, De La Hoya over Pacquiao, Margarito over Mosley or Gatti over Mayweather.
All joking aside, I have to give you a reason to tune in to the fight and with so many people picking Klitschko, SOMEBODY has to go out on a limb (which, I believe, is what I said I was doing when I made that pick) and that somebody is usually me and/or Percy. I mean, if Arreola had absolutely no shot whatsoever, then what the hell are we watching the fight for in the first place?
Quite frankly, I was kind of shocked at the people who picked Arreola by KO. I have never seen Vitali ever seriously rocked in a fight...even when Lennox Lewis damn near decapitated him with that uppercut, he still look unfazed (albeit he was tired as hell).
Likewise, I was just as shocked at the people who picked Vitali by early KO. The guy just doesn't hit that hard to ice guys early like that.
Even though I figured Vitali was going to win (hence the reason why the safe bet was on him), I also thought there was a slim chance that Chris might be able to steal some sloppy rounds, go the distance and maybe, just maybe squeek out a controversial split decision in his own backyard...I don't mind putting something like that up there.
Regardless though, we do those picks for fun...none of us are experts or smarter than the average joe...although I'll gladly pit my prediction skills against yours any day of the week. Any time you're feeling froggy, just shoot me an email with your pick and I'll put it up for all the world to see. In fact, why don't you go ahead and let us know your early predictions for Haye vs. Valuev, Pacquiao vs. Cotto, Froch vs. Dirrell, Abraham vs. Taylor, Dawson vs. Johnson 2, Kessler vs. Ward and Bute vs. Andrade 2?