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Contender drops host Sugar Ray Leonard for Tony Danza, announces boxers

Besides changing networks and moving to Singapore, the boxing reality competition series The Contender will now be hosted by Tony Danza, of Taxi and Who’s the Boss fame. Danza, who was a professional boxer in the 1970s, replaces Sugar Ray Leonard, who has hosted the show alone since season two (Sylvester Stallone didn’t return after …

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Versus acquires Contender, will film it in Singapore and air Contender Muay Thai

The Contender, which was cancelled by ESPN after two seasons, has found a third home: Versus, the network formerly known as OLN. For the fourth season, the network will move the show to Singapore and feature teams of American and international 200-pound cruiserweight boxers. In addition, starting at the end of this month, Versus will …

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Contender Norberto Bravo arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence assault

Contender 2 fighter Norberto Bravo “was arrested on suspicion of beating his fiancee in front of the couple’s 4-year-old son, Tucson police said Thursday,” according to the Tucson Citizen. Norberto “Nito” Bravo Jr. was arrested “on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal damage and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Sgt. …

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The Contender 3 concludes tonight; finalist’s father committed suicide during production

The third season of The Contender concludes tonight with a live fight at 9 p.m. ET. After three undercard fights, Sakio Bika and Jaidon Codrington will fight in Boston Garden for $750,000. The two “could conceivably battle to a draw,” but one comes into the fight with recent emotional trauma: “[d]uring the filming for the …

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The Contender 3 debuts tonight

Mark Burnett’s Contender begins its third season tonight on ESPN, the series’ second on the network. The show debuts at 10 p.m. ET, concluding November 6 with a live fight finale. The new season focuses on 16 super-middleweight boxers, a new weight class. Also new this year is a $1 million prize and two new …

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