The Contender

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  • 2005
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.4  (608)

The new season of The Contender features 16 Cruiserweights from around the world who will face each other in a 12-episode competition. With former boxer and television star Tony Danza serving as host and mentor and veteran Tommy Brooks and John Bray serving as trainers, these fighters will go through the most intense training of their lives and battle in the most challenging fights of their careers. In the end, the two left standing will get into the ring to fight for the coveted title of Contender Champion.

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Seasons
Live Finale
12. Live Finale
November 9, 2018
The first-of-its-kind boxing series ends with a two-hour live Season Finale. From the "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles, the top two fighters go head-to-head, and battle for a $250,000 prize and the ultimate title of The Contender.
Friends and Foes
10. Friends and Foes
November 2, 2018
The final four contenders face off in the semifinals; two season-long rivals battle, while another match involves two fighters who have built a brotherly bond; in the end, only two will move on to the finals.
Poetry in Motion
9. Poetry in Motion
October 19, 2018
One fighter faces a doctor's evaluation to decide whether he can continue in the tournament; another fighter nearly gets into a fight with a fellow boxer inside the house; two Contenders face off against each other.
Heart of the Fight
8. Heart of the Fight
October 12, 2018
No more Blue. No more Gold. It is now every fighter for himself as we enter the second round of The Contender Boxing Tournament.
No Easy Road
7. No Easy Road
October 5, 2018
After securing a victory in the last fight, the Gold Team will have the power to be matchmakers for the first time in the tournament.
Legacy
6. Legacy
September 28, 2018
In the aftermath of the fight, Marcos Hernandez's injuries send him to the hospital and put his Contender future in jeopardy.
Indecision
5. Indecision
September 21, 2018
Tension between the teams continues to rise as one fighter continues his antics, keeping the opposing team on edge. One fighter gets to spend time with his family and two hometown rivals step into the ring to face off.
Protect Your Peace
4. Protect Your Peace
September 14, 2018
One team continues to reign while the other remains discouraged. Observant behavior initiates a guessing game of who will be called out next, frustrating members of the losing team, who are waiting for their chance to prove themselves.
Who Wants It, Moore
3. Who Wants It, Moore
September 7, 2018
The winning team is riding high from their victory and is hungry for another.  One fighter plays mind games with the other team while another focuses on his faith to maintain peace while in the Contender house.
Fighting to Live
2. Fighting to Live
August 31, 2018
Eric Walker steps up and is gunning for a major threat from the Gold side. Michael Moore is determined to stir up trouble as tension between the teams escalates. 
Why Weight?
1. Why Weight?
August 24, 2018
Sixteen boxers move into a training facility to compete in The Contender tournament. Two fighters have a verbal altercation outside the ring. The two teams choose fighters to represent them in the first fight of the tournament.
Description

The new season of The Contender features 16 Cruiserweights from around the world who will face each other in a 12-episode competition. With former boxer and television star Tony Danza serving as host and mentor and veteran Tommy Brooks and John Bray serving as trainers, these fighters will go through the most intense training of their lives and battle in the most challenging fights of their careers. In the end, the two left standing will get into the ring to fight for the coveted title of Contender Champion.

The Contender is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on March 7, 2005.

Where to Watch The Contender

The Contender is available for streaming on the Epix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Contender on demand at EPIX NOW, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime and EPIX.

  • Premiere Date
    March 7, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (608)