Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cleveland and Pittsburgh to Be Represented on "The Contender" Reboot


The Contender, which aired on various stations from 2005 to 2008 will be re-launched this upcoming August in the form of 12 hour-long episodes.

The series, which will debut on August 24th will air on EPIX with recently retired and future Hall of Famer Andre Ward serving as the host and Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson serving as the trainers.

Pittsburgh will be represented with two participants, Gerald Sherrell and Morgan Fitch who will vie for the reality television crown consisting of 16 middleweight prospects joining Michael Moore of Cleveland.

Sherrell, 24, is one of the hottest young prospects in a city that has a ton of young talent and will bring a perfect 8-0 record onto the series with 4 of his wins coming by way of knockout while Fitch will bring age and experience into the ring with him as the 34-year-old who hasn't fought in over a year sports an impressive 18-1-1 record with 8 wins coming by way of knockout.

Michael Moore, 31, of Cleveland is no stranger to tournament situations as he lost int he quarterfinals of the 2015 Boxcino junior middleweight tournament put on by ESPN.  He is currently 15-1 with 7 knockouts but has only fought twice in the past three years.

Here is a full list of the participants in alphabetical order:

Brandon Adams - 28 - Los Angelas - 17-2, 12 KOs
Tyrone Brunson - 33 - Philadelphia - 26-6-2, 24 KOs 
Quatavious Cash - 26 - Las Vegas - 10-0, 7 KOs
Morgan Fitch - 34 - Pittsburgh - 18-1-1, 8 KOs
Marcos Hernandez - 24 - Fresno, California - 11-1, 3 KOs  
John Jackson - 29 - St. Thomas, Virgin Island - 21-3, 16 KOs 
Ievgen Khytrov - 29 - Brooklyn, NY by way of Ukraine - 16-1, 13 KOs
Devaun Lee - 30 - Queens, NY - 10-3-1, 5 KOs
Malcolm McAllister - 27 - Long Beach, California - 9-1, 8 KOs 
Michael Moore - 31 - Cleveland - 15-1 7 KOs
Shane Mosely Jr. - 27 - Santa Monica, California - 10-2, 7 KOs
Lamar Russ - 31 - Wilmington, North Carolina - 17-2, 8 KOs 
Gerald Sherrell - 24 - Pittsburgh - 8-0, 4 KOs
John Thompson - 29 - Newark, New Jersey - 18-3, 6 KOs 
Daniel Valdivia - 25 - Tulare, California - 14-2, 10 KOs
Eric Walker - 34 - Plaquemine, Louisiana - 15-1, 8 KOs 

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