It’s last call time to play the final $1,000 Throwdown Fantasy Boxing Game of 2015, powered by CompuBox and online at www.ThrowdownFantasy.com, which is highlighted by a featherweight showdown between Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters and Jason Sosa.
Walters ($5,200) and Sosa ($4,600) have a combined record of 44-1-2 (35 KOs) for an sterling 92-percent win percentage to go along with an incredible 80-percent knockout ratio. Solid favorite Walters is a true puncher boxer with feared power in both hands to go along with his outstanding boxing skills. Sosa must remain aggressive, taking the fight to Walters, in order to pull off an upset. Because Sosa’s fight only average four rounds, he needs to win early because the longer the fight goes favors Walters.
Undefeated (23-0) Cuban heavyweight Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz ($5,400) has stopped 20 victims to date. He needs to use his power advantage to back up his gifted opponent, Bryant Jennings ($4,500), who figures to move around the ring, displaying his superior speed and footwork, to avoid Ortiz’ expected bombs. Surviving an early barrage and taking Ortiz into deep water are major keys to victory for Jennings.
The potential deal breaker for this particular game is a virtual pick ’em middleweight title fight between defending champion Andy Lee ($4,800) and challenger Billy Joe Saunders ($4,900). This is a classic match-up between tall, rangy Lee, who has demonstrated one-punch knockout power on several occasions, and the smaller, busier Saunders. If past performances run true to form, Saunders should start fast and take an early lead, but Lee has pulled more than one fight out of the fire with a late power surge.
The most intriguing fight in this game may be between always tough Gabriel Rosado ($4,800) and defensive-minded Joshua Clottey ($4,600). Rosado maybe 0-4 with 1 non-contest in his last five fights, but he’s fought the iron during this stretch: Gennady Golovkin, Peter Quillin, Jermell Charlo and David Lemieux. The 38-year-old Clottey, however, is riding a four-fight win streak, although he’s had long stretches of inactivity and is nine years Rosado’s senior. Rosado is a popular all-action fighter, dangerous from the opening bell on, while Clottey must slow down Roasado with a strong body attack, as well as frustrate his opponent into making mistakes.
Joseph Diaz ($5,600), who fights Hugo Partida ($4,300), is the most prohibitive favorite in this game. Rances Barthelemy ($5,000) is favored over Denis Shafkiov ($4,600) as is cruiserweight Murat Gassiev ($4,900) against Isiah Thomas ($4,500).
With three favorites costing less than $5,000 apiece, players may safely select five favorites to complete teams.
There are three easy ways to play Throwdown Fantasy: 1. Select five fighters from the game group, using the $25,000 salary cap (see above); 2. Then track scoring in real time, earning points for wins, knockouts and CompuBox statistics (see example chart below); 3. Scoring the most points wins. Most games last a full week and each has multiple winners.
Fighters receive points based for how they perform, rewarding each style of boxing, and CompuBox fight statistics are available for research at www.ThrowdownFantasy.com.
New players who sign up now receive FREE entry into Throwdown Fantasy Boxing’s monthly Freeroll game. Throwdown Fantasy also 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 have the opportunity to register and play for free and then move onto paid games.