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The Contender (season 1)

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Country of origin  United States
Original network  NBC
No. of episodes  15
Original release  March 7 (2005-03-07) – May 24, 2005 (2005-05-24)

The Contender 1 is the first season of The Contender.

Contents

Contestants

The West Coast wear gold, and the East Coast blue. Much of the equipment is being provided by Everlast.

Tournament Tracker

While The Contender is a reality TV show, it does contain a serious competition with a proper format – a 16-man knockout tournament.

Preliminary Round

1. Alfonso (W) beat Peter (E) on points. 2. Jesse (W) beat Jonathon (E) on points. 3. Ishe (W) beat Ahmed (E) on points. 4. Sergio (W) beat Najai (E) on points 5. Peter (E) beat Miguel (W) on points. 6. Anthony (W) beat Brent (E) by knockout. (Brent was declared unfit to continue.) 7. Juan (E) beat Tarick (W) on points.(Juan was injured making him unable to continue in the tournament.) 8. Joey (W) beat Jimmy (E) on points.

(Numbers refer to the episode in which the fight took place.)

Quarter finals

Quarterfinal bouts are determined by the individual winner of each challenge. The winner can choose whom he wants to fight, or become the "matchmaker" and select two fighters to compete against each other.

9. Sergio beat Ishe on points. 10. Alfonso beat Ahmed on points. 11. Peter beat Joey on points. (Fight stopped in 5th due to accidental headbutt.) 12. Jesse beat Anthony by knock-out. (Although Anthony was still conscious.)

(Numbers refer to the episode in which the fight took place.)

Semi finals

These two matches took place between the four remaining boxers, Sergio, Alfonso, Peter, Jesse.

13. Peter beat Alfonso on points. 14. Sergio beat Jesse on points.

(Numbers refer to the episode in which the fight took place.) On the final night in Las Vegas, Alfonso Gomez took on Jesse Brinkley for 200,000 prize. Alfonso was in better shape and connected better punches.

The Finale

For $1,000,000, from Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

15. Sergio beat Peter on points. (For third place, Alfonso beat Jesse on points.)

(Number refers to the episode in which the fight took place.)

Fans Favorite Fights

These three bouts were staged as warm-up events for the final.

Jimmy beat Tarick on points. Ishe beat Anthony. Jeff beat Brent.

Guest appearances

  • Cedric Ceballos
  • Tony Danza
  • Angelo Dundee
  • Matt Stone and Trey Parker
  • George Foreman
  • Mel Gibson
  • Ja Rule
  • Dr. Drew
  • Jay Leno
  • Chuck Norris
  • Burt Reynolds
  • William Shatner
  • Meg Ryan and Omar Epps to promote Against the Ropes
  • Bill Goldberg
  • Lewis White
  • Tom Bei
  • Mr. Met
  • Mr. T
  • Danny Green
  • Vic Darchinyan
  • Jason Sehorn
  • Micky Ward
  • Weekly results

         Navy means the boxer won the team challenge and the match.      Cornflower blue means the boxer lost the team challenge and won the match.      Light blue means the boxer won the match.      Cyan means the team won the challenge.      Tomato means the boxer lost the match.      Red means the boxer won the team challenge and lost the match.      Dark red means the boxer lost the team challenge and the match.      Gray means the boxer quit the competition.

    References

    The Contender (season 1) Wikipedia


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