The Contender

Yesterday One TV started airing a new reality tv show called “The Contender“.

The show follows 16 professional boxers in a training camp to pursue their dream of becoming a champion boxer.

Silvester Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard serve as both hosts and boxing mentors to this group of fighters as they each try to improve their skills in order rise to the rank of professional boxers.

The boxers are divided into two teams, West Coast and East Coast, and they have a new challenge to do each week.
The team that wins the challenge gets to pick a boxer from their team to fight against a boxer they choose from the other team.
The boxer who loses leaves the show.
The final victor will claim a million dollar prize.

Although I really liked the Rocky movies, I’m not truly a fan of boxing or other violent sports. But still I was sucked in to watch this. I guess it’s different when you get to know the fighters a bit on a personal level before you see them fight.
The passion and excitement involved in it just pulls you into it all.

Cool stuff…

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

6 thoughts on “The Contender”

  1. Just like you I’m not much into boxing but I have to admit that “The Contender” is a very impressive show that reveals the unknown side of boxers in a great way.

  2. the show aside… ONE TV! IT wuz the only english channel we had in the UAE when we were kids.. of course it wuz called Channel 33 back then… just recently became One TV =) It was.. just… nice to see it mentioned in bolgistan.

  3. i have been doing martial arts and boxing for long time. I was eventually given the nick name Flash after people seeing my skills and speed. I did not fight in the ring as a profession, but was offered many times. I wanted a shot in the Contender. Will this be possible, because I am confident enough to take part. Please reply to me as I am another keen boxer to join this

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