Play-in results and Round One voting
September 15, 2009
Well, we're down to 16. Results for the Play-in Round are in, and here are the final tallies:
Ronny Rockel vs Ahmad Haidar
Ronny Rockel (77.55%)
Ahmad Haidar (22.45%)
Gustavo Badell vs Bill Wilmore
Gustavo Badell (85.60%)
Bill Wilmore (14.40%)
Markus Ruhl vs Joel Stubbs
Markus Ruhl (82.37%)
Joel Stubbs (17.63%)
Troy Alves vs Hidetada Yamagishi
Troy Alves (53.13%)
Hidetada Yamagishi (46.87%)
Our online voters apparently agreed with our first batch of seedings, as all seeded competitors advanced over their unseeded counterparts. Today, cast your vote in Round One of our Olympia Madness contest and vote for your picks to advance to the Quarterfinals!
Two of the more interesting matchups include:
(8) Toney Freeman vs Melvin Anthony (9) and (7) Branch Warren vs (10) Silvio Samuel.
Eighth-seeded Toney Freeman vs ninth-seeded Melvin Anthony. Their last two matchups have gone as such:
Freeman - 5th
Anthony - 6th
2008 Atlantic City Classic
Anthony - 1st
Freeman - 4th
In our Why I Beat feature from our September issue of FLEX - and now available HERE online - Anthony had this to say about why he beats Freeman:
"We have similar physiques, but it's like looking at a Porsche, and then looking at another Porsche that has that candy apple paint job and 26-inch rims."
Freeman on Anthony: "My height is an advantage. I have size over him ... with the conditioning I'm capable of achieving, I should have an advantage."
See the matchups below, then scroll down to cast your vote.
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(seeds in parenthesis)
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