Friday, August 19, 2005

The CONTENDER is coming back!!!

According to Rueters - "The Contender" is coming back! Check out the article below.
Television Article "LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - 'The Contender,' the boxing reality series that suffered a Nielsen knockout on NBC last season, will make its television comeback on ESPN October 15 with a live fight card featuring a championship rematch, the sports cable giant said Thursday.
''The Contender' is back. We said it wouldn't go away,' producer Mark Burnett, accompanied by his partners, Sugar Ray Leonard and Sylvester Stallone, said during a news conference at the Staples Center, site of the event.'
The ESPN telecast will feature a fight between 'Contender' champion Sergio 'The Latin Snake' Mora and Peter 'The Pride of Providence' Manfredo Jr., whom Mora defeated in the finale of the series in May. The event also will reunite other fighters from the first season on the undercard. ESPN also plans to carry a second season of 'Contender' as early as April."

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