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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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Contender producer says “NBC fucked up” and Jeff Zucker “is an idiot”

Jeff Wald, an executive producer of The Contender, and the man who came up with the initial concept, tells FightNightNews that “NBC fucked up” the show last season. Specifically, he says, the network aired the show against “some incredibly strong competition,” and “put it on three different days in three different time slots the first …

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Two bouncers stabbed in bar fight where Jeff Fraza was watching his Contender loss

Two bouncers were stabbed in a bar fight that broke out at a viewing party for The Contender 2 that Jeff Fraza attended. At River City Billiards in Haverhill, Mass., “fans started throwing their own blows, overturning tables and smashing bottles” after Jeff lost on-screen, the Boston Herald reports. “Two bouncers who jumped into the …

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Contender 2 finale tickets on sale today; 70 percent of its growing audience is 18 to 49

After debuting with what Variety calls “OK” ratings for a cable network, ESPN’s The Contender 2‘s ratings “[have] risen in each of the three subsequent weeks.” Last Wednesday, 1.88 million viewers watched on Tuesday. “Even more significant,” Variety notes, “1.32 million of that total were people 18 to 49, a gaudy 70%.” Despite that, “ESPN …

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