A while ago, I had an idea for a prediction competition, where the scorer with the highest amount of points, is the prediction champion of the month.
Not many people were involved, and it wasn't worth the work, so I stopped doing PCOM, but there are more active Eye on the ring judges now than then, so I thought reinventing the idea was worth a shot.
Here's how the points work.
- If I predict Joshua to stop Miller inside 4 rounds, and he does that, I get 5 points.
- If I predict Joshua to stop Miller in rounds 5-8, and he does it in 9-12, I get 4 points.
- If I predict Joshua to stop Miller in rounds 9-12, and he does it in 1-4, I get 3 points.
- If I say Joshua outpoints Miller, but he stops him, I get 2 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Miller by UD, and he does, I get 5 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Miller by MD or SD, and he does, I win 6 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Miller by UD, and he beats him by MD or SD, I get 4 points.
- If I predict Joshua vs Miller will be a draw, and it is, I get 7 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Miller anyhow, but Miller proves me wrong, I don't win any points.
I think to keep things simple, and stop it getting too complicated, predictions for stoppage wins should be either early (1-4), mid (5-8), and late (9-12), so that it fits into the points system.
To keep the competition competitive, I think it is best to have a vault full of upcoming fights.
Floyd tough competitor mayweather made a suggestion about a month back, that the outcome shouldn't always be the most decisive factor with the PCOM points, and he has a point, calling an MD/SD even if you get the narrow winner wrong, is still not a bad prediction.
To make PCOM fairer, I have changed the points system.
Call a MD/SD but not the outcome, you earn 2 points, not 0, that's the only change I've made.
If anyone has any suggestions for other changes, feel free to post a comment.