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The Contender

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.

Duration: 120 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2005

IMDb: 7.5

Season 1 - The Contender
"In Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace, Sergio Mora and Peter Manfredo Jr. arrive to slug it out in a seven-round fight for $1,000,000. Preceded by a fight between Alfonso Gomez and Jesse Brinkley for the Bronze Medal, which Alfonso wins, the ultimate fight is tough and brutal. In the end, Sergio conquers Peter by a unanimous vote, and he becomes the one and only Contender."
Season 2 - The Contender
"Coming Soon!"
Season 5 - The Contender
"In the fourth season of The Contender\u201d, 16 of the world\u2019s best cruiserweight boxers answered the call and flew across the globe to the island nation of Singapore, to fight, in hope of being the next Contender Champion.\n\nThe 16 boxers stepped into the Contender Training Gym for the very first time meeting with host Tony Danza and trainers Tommy Brooks and John Bray. The fighters were welcomed to their new gym and to Singapore, their new home. In his address, Tony let the fighters in on his little known past: he was once a professional boxer, but ended up down a different path. Tony then introduced the two trainers. Training the Gold Team is Tommy Brooks, one of the biggest names in boxing. He\u2019s trained Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield as well as the Blue Team\u2019s trainer, John Bray. John was himself a former Heavyweight contender. Now, as a trainer, John faces Tommy as a student challenging his former teacher."
"Setting the bar high for the rest of the fighters, Felix \u201cBad News\u201d Cora Jr. gives a solid first match performance, out-boxing Joell Godfrey in 5 rounds of cruiserweight action. Felix\u2019s victory now gives the Blue Team the first win of The Contender Tournament and the upper hand."
"After a 5-round, lopsided brawl with the Gold Team\u2019s Jon Schneider, Alfredo Escalera Jr. wins the second fight of the Contender Tournament and keeps the \u201cPower of Choice\u201d with the Blue Team."
"Coming off the exciting Erick Vega vs. AK Laleye fight, the Gold Team has the power of choice for the first time. The mood in the loft has changed drastically, as the Gold Team celebrates their first victory in the tournament. They then get right down to business in discussing who their first target should be. Deon makes it clear he wants to fight, eying either Richard Gingras or Mike Alexander. AK, however, suggests that they should go after the \u201cbleeding lamb\u201d, Ryan Coyne because of the disrespect he\u2019d shown Hino during training the day before."
"It\u2019s the fighter from the Gold Team, Deon Elam who raises his hands in victory over Richard Gingras. It\u2019s all tied up with 2 wins apiece, and the Gold Team, once again, has the power of choice."
"Facing the knock-out power of Darnell \u201cDing-a-ling Man\u201d Wilson, Ehinomen \u201cHollywood Hino\u201d Ehikhamenor gives a safe but smart performance and out boxes Darnell in 5 rounds of boxing. The Gold Team walks away with their 3rd victory in a row and retains the power of choice."
"After stopping veteran fighter Lawrence Tauasa with a deadly right hook in just the second round, Troy Ross brings home an impressive TKO victory, keeping control of the Power of Choice and winning the fourth consecutive fight for the Gold Team."
"The eight remaining fighters are treated to a Singaporean reward, and the 2nd round of the Contender Tournament begins with a match up of tournament favorites."
"A new grudge is forged when the fighters are forced to make a decision that will change the tournament. Alfredo Escalera and AK Laleye finally settle their differences in the ring."
"Given a second chance at the Tournament, Joell Godfrey trains hard to prove himself in his upcoming fight. With a spot in the Final Four at stake, Hino Ehikhamenor takes on Deon Elam, and Rico Hoye fights Joell Godfrey in a Double Header."
"In the semi-finals double-header, the final four take to the ring for their shot at fighting live at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods for the title of Contender Champion."