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Title: The Contender (2005– )

The Contender (2005– ) on IMDb 7.5/10

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sugar Ray Leonard ...  Himself - Host / ... 43 episodes, 2005-2007
Jeff Connor Jeff Connor ...  Himself - Ring Announcer / ... 38 episodes, 2005-2007
Alfonso Gomez Jr. ...  Himself - Fighter / ... 32 episodes, 2005-2007
Tommy Gallagher Tommy Gallagher ...  Himself - Trainer / ... 33 episodes, 2005-2007
Jeremy Williams Jeremy Williams ...  Himself - Trainer 34 episodes, 2005-2007
Sergio Mora Sergio Mora ...  Himself - Fighter / ... 34 episodes, 2005-2007
Jeff Fraza Jeff Fraza ...  Himself - Fighter 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Peter Manfredo Jr. ...  Himself - Fighter / ... 26 episodes, 2005-2007
Jesse Brinkley Jesse Brinkley ...  Himself - Fighter 23 episodes, 2005-2007
Miguel Espino Miguel Espino ...  Himself - Fighter / ... 17 episodes, 2005-2006
Tarick Salmaci Tarick Salmaci ...  Himself - Fighter / ... 23 episodes, 2005-2007
Freddy Curiel Freddy Curiel ...  Himself - Fighter 17 episodes, 2006-2007
Sylvester Stallone ...  Boxing Mentor / ... 16 episodes, 2005
Jackie Kallen Jackie Kallen ...  Herself - Manager 16 episodes, 2005
Dub Huntley Dub Huntley ...  Himself - Trainer 16 episodes, 2005
Anthony Bonsante Anthony Bonsante ...  Himself - Fighter 23 episodes, 2005-2007
Brent Cooper Brent Cooper ...  Himself - Fighter 16 episodes, 2005
Juan de la Rosa Juan de la Rosa ...  Himself - Fighter 16 episodes, 2005
Joey Gilbert ...  Himself - Fighter 23 episodes, 2005-2007
Ahmed Kaddour Ahmed Kaddour ...  Himself - Fighter 17 episodes, 2005-2007
Jimmy Lange Jimmy Lange ...  Himself - Fighter 16 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Reid Jonathan Reid ...  Himself - Fighter 16 episodes, 2005
Ishe Smith Ishe Smith ...  Himself - Fighter 16 episodes, 2005
Najai Turpin Najai Turpin ...  Himself - Fighter 16 episodes, 2005
Jack Reiss Jack Reiss ...  Himself - Referee / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2009
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Hosts Sylvester Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard give 16 young boxing hopefuls a shot at the big time in this Mark Burnett and Jeffrey Katzenberg reality drama. The Contender will delve into the lives of each of the boxers as they work their way to a million dollar paycheck and a career as a professional boxer. Written by JesusFan

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The only thing standing between them and a dream is each other. See more »


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Official Sites:

NBC | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

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Bokszakadémia See more »

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The show cost NBC $2 million an episode to produce. See more »

Quotes

Alfonso Gomez Jr.: [after he beat Peter Manfredo] Manfredo, I'm sorry, but today was my day.
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Spin-off The Contender Asia (2008) See more »

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Voice Over
25 April 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Fans of boxing will love this series. Even though this is far from the tuesday night fights that our grandfathers grew up with, it is a modern day reality like tournament with a boxing setting. With an Apprentice quality to the production style, The Contender has an devoted audience of boxing fans and fans of reality television. Sylvester Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard are the hosts of this show which they also helped to create. Although I am a fan of "Sly" and I was a big fan of Sugar Ray when he was Champ, I am far from a fan when it comes to their new careers in television. Much like Donald Trump, both Sly and Sugar Ray need hours of studio time in he editing room when it comes to adding voice over tracks to their scenes. It's one thing when there's bad audio and you need to "dub" a voice track, but when the Hosts of the Show are unable to say their lines (announce the rules) in 1 take, it's time for certain actors to go back to Acting School and brush up on their talents. Otherwise, this is a great series that needs a little "touch up" here and there.


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