The Contender

The Contender

2005 - 2015, Reality, Combat Sports
Pro fighters compete to become the next boxing superstar.

Episode Guide

  • The Contender - The Contender (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Contender

  • The Contender - The Contender (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Contender

  • The Contender - The Contender (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Contender

    The Gold team learns a hard lesson; a new rivalry develops.

  • The Contender - The Contender (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Contender

    One team receives the ability to choose the next match; two fighters argue over who should fight next; an injury threatens to remove a fighter from the tournament.

  • The Contender - The Contender (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Contender

    Sixteen cruiserweights arrive in Singapore; first elimination.

  • The Contender - The Contender (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Contender

    Ryan starts trouble with another fighter during training; Gold Team gets a wake-up call; two contenders battle it out in a match-up that pits boxer against slugger.

  • The Contender - No Turning Back (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    No Turning Back

    The semifinal matchups are set; season 1 favorite Alfonso Gomez battles Ben Tackie in a welterweight bout from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  • The Contender - Gunnin' for the Knockout (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Gunnin' for the Knockout

    David Banks and Paul Smith square off with the winner hoping to become one of the four semifinalists.

  • The Contender - There Ain't No Quitting (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    There Ain't No Quitting

    Only two first-round bouts remain; the fighters begin to feel the pressure as the semifinals approach.

  • The Contender - The Big Guns (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Big Guns

    Jaidon Codrington receives tragic news from home; the gold team chooses the next fight, Wayne Johnsen vs. Miguel Hernandez.

  • The Contender - Don't Tell Me Who You Are. Show Me Who You Are. (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Don't Tell Me Who You Are. Show Me Who You Are.

    David Banks and Paul Smith antagonize each other; Max Alexander's scheming backfires.

  • The Contender - We're at the Dance Now, Baby! (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    We're at the Dance Now, Baby!

    Conflict erupts between two old rivals; the fighters receive a visit from Oscar de la Hoya.

  • The Contender - The Contender Tryouts (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Contender Tryouts

    Sixteen super middleweights compete in front of trainers James "Buddy" McGirt and Jose Correa for one of 10 spots in the Contender tournament.

  • The Contender - The Contender Finale (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Contender Finale

    The two finalists square off in the 10-round final bout, plus Cornelius Bundrage vs. Norberto Bravo. From the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  • The Contender - Final Four (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Final Four

    The remaining four finalists compete in two semifinal bouts for the right to advance to the final and a chance at half a million dollars.

  • The Contender - Por La Rasa! (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Por La Rasa!

    Sugar Ray Leonard brings the six remaining fighters to his home; the final two quarterfinal fights take place.

  • The Contender - Dog Fight (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Dog Fight

    The tension between two rivals reaches the boiling point, resulting in a brutal quarterfinal bout.

  • The Contender - The Elite Eight (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Elite Eight

    Sugar Ray Leonard takes the final eight boxers out to celebrate their success; the first quarterfinal matchup is set.

  • The Contender - To Be the Man, You've Got to Beat the Man! (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    To Be the Man, You've Got to Beat the Man!

    Two fights remain in the first round; boxers make key choices in the "Call Out"; an elimination doubleheader is scheduled.

  • The Contender - Friendly Fire (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Friendly Fire

    Conflicting emotions arise when the two boxers scheduled to fight realize that their wives and children have become friends.

  • The Contender - Old Rivals (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Old Rivals

    Boxing champion Sugar Shane Mosley pays a surprise visit to the gym; an old rivalry heats up and is settled in the ring.

  • The Contender - Let 'Em Sweat (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Let 'Em Sweat

    Gary Balletto returns with a victory; the Gold Team makes a surprise selection in the "Power of Choice."

  • The Contender - Fire in the Kitchen (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Fire in the Kitchen

    Tensions rise within the Blue Team; the fight matches an excitable fighter with a veteran boxer.

  • The Contender - Power of Choice (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Power of Choice

    Sugar Ray Leonard takes the boxers out for a night on the town; one boxer receives a surprise at the weigh-in.

  • The Contender - The First Will Be Last and the Last Will Be First (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The First Will Be Last and the Last Will Be First

    Sixteen welterweight boxers begin competing for the Contender championship.

  • The Contender - 2006 July 18 Season 2 Premiere (Season 2)
    Season 2:

    2006 July 18 Season 2 Premiere

  • The Contender - The Final Fight (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Final Fight

    The final two contestants go toe-to-toe in a seven-round fight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

  • The Contender - One Punch Away (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    One Punch Away

    The contestants battle to determine who will have the chance to fight for the $1 million prize.

  • The Contender - The Hangman's Noose (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Hangman's Noose

    A speed bag race determines who gets to choose the fighters; an accident in the ring sends one contender to the hospital.

  • The Contender - Who's Playing the Game? (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Who's Playing the Game?

    Contestants must pull their loved ones around a racetrack in extreme heat, bringing them to the brink of exhaustion.

  • The Contender - Injury Takes Its Toll (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Injury Takes Its Toll

    During the final fight of the first round, the underdog faces his toughest competition yet; mounting pressure and multiple injuries force a contender to contemplate quitting.

  • The Contender - Opportunity (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    The challenge for the East and West teams is to clean up the ghetto, and tempers flare as each fighter tries to do his part for the team.

  • The Contender - Betrayed (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    The East and West teams are close to their breaking points during a medicine-ball challenge on a hot day.

  • The Contender - The Best Fights (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Best Fights

    Sylvester Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard analyze the team strategies and review the first four fights.

  • The Contender - Survival of the Fittest (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Survival of the Fittest

    Trash-talking turns personal when a fierce rivalry tests the meaning of the word "team."

  • The Contender - Random Acts of Courage (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Random Acts of Courage

    Contestants compete to become the next boxing superstar.

  • The Contender - Double Header Night (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Double Header Night

    The gold team took a commanding 4-2 lead in the tournament in the last episode and now the blue team desperately needs a win to get back in the mix. They can tie it up at 4 because this episode will feature two fights.