Overview

Premieres August 24, 2018 @ 9 PM on EPIX

Hosted by undefeated boxing champion Andre “Son of God” Ward, the first-of-its-kind competitive documentary series The Contender will feature 16 fighters pushing their limits in grueling elimination-style fights and testing their grit and determination to achieve their boxing dreams. The fighters will be overseen by legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach, and renowned Philadelphia trainer Naazim Richardson.

Each fighter will be vying to be declared the new 160-pound middleweight champion of The Contender and take home the winner’s six-figure purse — a prize, which, for all the fighters, represents a better life for their families and loved ones who have been there with them through all the ups and downs of their journeys.

Eric Van Wagenen is executive producer and showrunner alongside Mark Burnett.  The format is owned by MGM Television and Paramount Television, who will both produce.

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  • Brandon “The Cannon” Adams

    Contender

  • Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson

    Contender

  • Quatavious “Cash” Cash

    Contender

  • Morgan “Big Chief” Fitch

    Contender

  • Marcos “Mad Man” Hernandez

    Contender

  • John “The Rock” Jackson

    Contender

  • Ievgen “The Ukranian Lion” Khytrov

    Contender

  • Devaun “Unique” Lee

    Contender

  • Malcolm “The Punisher” McAllister

    Contender

  • Michael “The Silverback” Moore

    Contender

  • Shane “Sugarman” Mosley, Jr.

    Contender

  • Lamar “Omega” Russ

    Contender

  • Gerald “G5” Sherrell

    Contender

  • John “Apollo Kid” Thompson

  • Daniel “El Chapulin” Valdivia

    Contender

  • Eric “Babyface Assassin” Walker

    Contender

  • Andre Ward

    Host

  • Freddie Roach

    Coach

  • Naazim Richardson

    Coach

  • Eric Van Wagenen

    Executive Producer

  • 501 – “Why Weight?”

    501 – “Why Weight?...

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  • 502 – “Fighting to Live”

    502 – “Fighting to Li...

    9 Photos

  • 503 – “Who Wants it, Moore? (Pack of Savages)”

    503 – “Who Wants it, ...

    10 Photos

  • 504 – “Protect Your Peace”

    504 – “Protect Your P...

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  • 505 – “Indecision”

    505 – “Indecision”

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  • 506 – “Battle Scars”

    506 – “Battle Scars&#...

    12 Photos

  • 507 – “No Easy Road”

    507 – “No Easy Road&#...

    14 Photos

  • 508 – “Heart of the Fight”

    508 – “Heart of the Fight”

    16 Photos

  • 509 – “Poetry In Motion”

    509 – “Poetry In Motion”

    10 Photos

  • 510 – “Heart and Balls”

    510 – “Heart and Ball...

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  • 511 – “Friends and Foes”

    511 – “Friends and Fo...

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  • Vintage Posters

    Vintage Posters

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