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The Contender returns for a third season

by Richard Keller, posted Aug 10th 2007 3:23PM

The Contender returns to ESPN for a third seasonYou probably thought that The Contender had disappeared from the television galaxy after its one and only season on NBC, didn't you? Well, you'd be utterly wrong. The fact of the matter is that the boxing reality show has been a quiet success on ESPN. So much so, that it has been renewed for a third season.

To refresh your memory The Contender, which is hosted by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, features 16 fighters that compete for the Contender championship and the share of a seven-figure purse. The season two finale of the show drew 2.3 million viewers and was ESPN's top-rated boxing telecast in nine years.

In the third season, which will premiere on September 4th at 10 pm, look for a new weight class, new trainers, and a bigger purse. In addition, viewers will be able to see unedited versions of each week's episode-ending bout on ESPN2.

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I PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY this show comes back. I LOVED the past shows AND I WISH for season 4, 5, 6, 7, to follow as well...hey, i can dream can't i?

August 19 2007 at 10:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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