The Contender (2005–2007)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Himself - Host / ... (43 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jeff Connor ...
 Himself - Ring Announcer / ... (38 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jeremy Williams ...
 Himself - Trainer (34 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sergio Mora ...
 Himself - Fighter / ... (34 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tommy Gallagher ...
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 Himself - Fighter / ... (32 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jeff Fraza ...
 Himself - Fighter (27 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Himself - Fighter / ... (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
Anthony Bonsante ...
 Himself - Fighter (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jesse Brinkley ...
 Himself - Fighter (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Himself - Fighter (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Himself - Fighter / ... (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
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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On 14 February 2005, 23-year-old contestant Najai Turpin took his own life in his car in Philadelphia. No part of the show was edited to remove Najai. See more »

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Jimmy Lange: [talking about his fight with Joey] When you look at it on paper, this fight should be a walk in the park. But I know it's not gonna be.
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Reality Shows the Way they Should Be.
15 March 2005 | by (Uptown) – See all my reviews

'The Contender' is a show with a genuine reality to it. It doesn't try to create drama- there's enough of that in the ring. It just follows a bunch of lower-class boxers trying to make it in the business. Basically, looking to be the next Rocky. With Sly Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard training, along with other professionals, they help these guys try to make a dream come true. In the end, the final two boxers will compete for $1,000,000. This show is possibly the greatest reality show in a long, long time. You have the humble, young boxers, like Ishe or Juan, and you have the cocky punks, like Ahmad. It can sometimes be the fight between good and evil, but this time, you don't know who's gonna win. This brings all the entertainment possible: Fighting, shouting, and human emotion. I like it, and so will you.


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