CompuBox records toppled in last week’s $2000 Throwdown Fanatasy Boxing Game, headlined by a brilliant performance from Gennady Golovkin against David Lemieux, largely due to incredible punch stats from underdogs Nathan Cleverly, Taureano Johnson and Kohei Kono.
First-time game winner Arsalen Salahuddin has been a player since Throwdown Fantasy’s launch but, according to him, this game was the first he paid attention to the CompuBox stats. Below find the winning scorecard that reward Salahuddin with a $400 first-place prize:
Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez were natural picks because of their high fantasy averages, but both came at a heavy price, GGG at $5400 and “Chocolito” at $5800. With both fighters totaling $11,200 in salaries, the game winner needed to complete his team with cheaper underdogs to keep within the $25,000 salary ceiling.
CompuBox stats in the preview revealed Koki Kameda-Kono, Andrzej Fonfara-Cleverly and Gonzalez-Brian Viloria were the only match-ups in the last game in which both fighters averaged at least 500 punches thrown per fight. Because Kono was the WBA super flyweight champion and Cleverly the former WBO light heavyweight titlist, not only did it figure they both had a decent shot at winning their bouts that, even if they lost their respective fights, their high punch rates would translate into fantasy points.
Having added the three aforementioned volume punchers to his team along with GGG and Gonzalez, Salahuddin’s final pick was 2008 Olympian Tureano Johnson, who was fighting Irishman Eamonn O’Kane. Johnson won via a unanimous decision, topping the game scoring with 130.5 fantasy points.
Throwdown Fantasy Boxing is online at www.ThrowdownFantasy.com and boxing’s newest way to back up fight predictions is simple to play. In fact, it’s as easy as 1-2-3: 1. Using the $25,000 salary cap, pick five fighters from the game group; 2. Scoring may be tracked in real time, earning points for wins, knockouts and other CompuBox statistics, 3. Scoring the most points wins. Most games last a week and each has multiple winners. Click on this link to watch a short video to learn how easy is to play:
Fighters receive points based for how they perform, rewarding each style of boxing (see below chart). CompuBox fight statistics are available for research to aid in making selections at www.ThrowdownFantasy.com.
New players who sign up now can receive FREE entry into Throwdown Fantasy Boxing’s monthly Free-roll game, in which Throwdown Fantasy provides a $250 free roll that players may enter using Throwdown Points (3 free entire upon registration) and $25.00 free game. Signing up and playing is free. People may register to play for free and then move onto paid games.