The Contender

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The Contender is a reality television series that initially aired from March 3, 2005 to January 7, 2009 on NBC, ESPN, and Versus and currently airs on Epix. Each season of the series follows a group of boxers as they compete with one another in an... read more

The Contender is a reality television series that initially aired from March 3, 2005 to January 7, 2009 on NBC, ESPN, and Versus and currently airs on Epix. Each season of the series follows a group of boxers as they compete with one another in an elimination-style competition, while their lives and relationships with each other and their families are depicted.

Original Release

03/07/2005 on EPIX

US Release

03/07/2005

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Cast

Sylvester Stallone Himself - Boxing Mentor
Jeremy Williams Self - Trainer
Tommy Gallagher Self - Trainer
Jeff Fraza Self - Fighter
Sergio Mora Self - Fighter
Joey Gilbert Self - Fighter
Anthony Bonsante Self - Fighter
Jesse Brinkley Self - Fighter
Jeff Connor Self - Ring Announcer
Tarick Salmaci Self - Fighter
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Why Weight? Friday, 24 August 2018
2 Fighting to Live Friday, 31 August 2018
3 Who Wants It, Moore? (Pack of Savages) Friday, 07 September 2018
4 Protect Your Peace Friday, 14 September 2018
5 Indecision Friday, 21 September 2018
6 Legacy Friday, 28 September 2018
7 Underestimated
8 The Art of the Fight
9 Rhythm Is Everything
10 Heart and Balls
11 Friends and Foes
12 Live Finale
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Directors

Ramy Romany, Michael Simon

Writers

Vanessa Ballesteros

Cast

Sylvester Stallone Himself - Boxing Mentor
Jeremy Williams Self - Trainer
Tommy Gallagher Self - Trainer
Jeff Fraza Self - Fighter
Sergio Mora Self - Fighter
Joey Gilbert Self - Fighter
Anthony Bonsante Self - Fighter
Jesse Brinkley Self - Fighter
Jeff Connor Self - Ring Announcer
Tarick Salmaci Self - Fighter
Alfonso Gomez Jr. Self - Fighter
Sugar Ray Leonard Self - Host
Freddy Curiel Self - Fighter
Ahmed Kaddour Self - Fighter
Peter Manfredo Jr. Self - Fighter
Jackie Kallen Self - Manager
Jonathan Reid Self - Fighter
Jimmy Lange Self - Fighter
Najai Turpin Self - Fighter
Juan de la Rosa Self - Fighter

Producers

Darryl Frank Executive Producer
Jeff Wald Executive Producer
Mark Burnett Executive Producer
Jeffrey Katzenberg Executive Producer
Sylvester Stallone Executive Producer
Justin Falvey Executive Producer
Eric Van Wagenen Executive Producer
Lisa Hennessy Executive Producer
Conrad Riggs Executive Producer
Brian Edwards Executive Producer
Page Feldman Executive Producer
Henry Holmes Executive Producer
Stephanie Keplinger Executive Producer
Sugar Ray Leonard Executive Producer
Martin Ehrlich Executive Producer
Eden Gaha Executive Producer
Al Berman Executive Producer
Christopher Campbell Producer
Dean Houser Producer
James Williams Producer
Ed K Producer
Barbara L.S. Donahue Producer
Lincoln D. Hiatt Producer
Kelly Garner Producer
Peter Woronov Producer
Roberta Brodsky Producer
Ursula Richter Producer
Justin W. Hochberg Producer
Courtney Nevis Producer
Jeff Ross Producer
Lee Metzger Producer
Vanessa Ballesteros Producer
Steve Van Dis Producer
Jessica Beeman Producer
David Dryden Producer
Joe Burk Producer
Mark Arbitrario Producer
Nick Staller Producer
Hudson Smith Producer
Ryan Hermosura Producer
Michele Klyne Producer
Josie Lamberth Producer
Yin Phua Producer
Sam Gollestani Producer
David Offenheiser Producer
Sean Foley Producer
David Katzenberg Producer
Gayle P. DePoli Producer
Matthew Bartley Producer
Jef Lim Producer
Courtney Higgins Producer
Jay Ostrowski Producer
Stephen Van Dis Producer
Matt Van Wagenen Producer

Editors

Ryan Hermosura, Hudson Smith, Rich Remis, Mark Arbitrario, Nicholas J. Don Vito, Nick Staller, Jason Steinberg, J.D. Sievertson, William Castro, Conroy Browne, Chad Bertalotto, Andrew Bolhuis, Rich Fox, H.A. Arnarson, Sean Foley, Steven Uhlenberg, Andrew Frank, Julius Ramsay, Eric Van Wagenen, Lane Baker

2005EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Nominated
2005EmmyOutstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Nominated
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