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The Contender (2005– )

TV Series | 120 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

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.
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Updated Feb 6, 2005

Release date (First episode)
Mar 7, 2005 (United States)

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176 cast members
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Sugar Ray Leonard
Himself - Host / Boxing Mentor / Himself - Team US Coach / Himself - Commentator Himself - Host / Boxing Mentor / Himself - Team US Coach / Himself - Commentator   See fewer
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Jeff Connor
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Alfonso Gomez Jr.
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Tommy Gallagher
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Jeremy Williams
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Sergio Mora
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Jeff Fraza
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Peter Manfredo Jr.
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Jesse Brinkley
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Miguel Espino
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Tarick Salmaci
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Freddy Curiel
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Sylvester Stallone
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Jackie Kallen
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Dub Huntley
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Anthony Bonsante
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Brent Cooper
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Juan de la Rosa
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Joey Gilbert
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Ahmed Kaddour
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Jimmy Lange
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Jonathan Reid
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Ishe Smith
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Najai Turpin
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Jack Reiss
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Nick Acevedo
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Gary Balletto
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Norberto Bravo
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Grady Brewer
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Rudy Cisneros
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Andre Eason
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Micheal Stewart
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Max Alexander
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David Banks
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Sakio Bika
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Henry Buchanan
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La Farrell Bunting
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Jaidon Codrington
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Jose Correa
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Miguel Hernandez
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Wayne Johnsen
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Donny McCrary
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Buddy McGirt
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Les Ralston
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Danny Santiago
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Paul Smith
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Sam Soliman
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Brian Vera
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Rhoshii Wells
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Rubin Williams
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Joe Tessitore
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Teddy Atlas
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Tony Danza
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Cornelius Bundrage
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Walter Wright
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Paul Buchanan
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Martin Concepcion
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Howard Foster
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Barry McGuigan
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Colin McNeil
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Ross Minter
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Michael Pass
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Jerson Ravelo
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John Rawling
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Robin Reid
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Anthony Small
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Frank Warren
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Andre Ward
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Naazim Richardson
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Freddie Roach
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Mike Alexander
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Troy Amos-Ross
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Tommy Brooks
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Perry Cale
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Felix Cora Jr.
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Ryan Coyne
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Ehinomen Ehikhamenor
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Tim Flamos
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Richard Gingras
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Joell Godfrey
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Rico Hoye
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Akinyemi Laleye
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Jon Schneider
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Lawrence Tauasa
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Erick Vega
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Darnell Wilson
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Burt Reynolds
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Steve Forbes
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Raul Caiz Jr.
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Pat Russell
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Josh Brolin
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Vinroy Barrett
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Michael Clark
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Ebo Elder
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Aaron Torres
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Max De Luca
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Brian Kenny
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LeRoy Neiman
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Antonio Tarver
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David Mendoza
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Bernadette Robi
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Angelo Dundee
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George Foreman
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Hush
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Jay Leno
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Ja Rule
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7.5 / 10 | 591 votes