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 ...
 Himself - Trainer / ... (33 episodes, 2005-2007)
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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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The show cost NBC $2 million an episode to produce. See more »

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Sergio Mora: [talking about getting to the finales] I've been hungry to get to this point. Now I'm famished.
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25 April 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See 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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