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The Contender' has another round in it
By CARLOS ARIAS
The Orange County Register
The Sylvester Stallone-Sugar Ray Leonard reality boxing series "The Contender" got TKO'd on network television by "Extreme Makeover," but boxing is known for comebacks.
Don't count "The Contender" out yet.
Leonard had more comebacks than one can count, and Stallone brought his "Rocky" character back for four sequels. These guys are not quitters, and it looks like they might be picking "The Contender" off the canvas for a comeback.
"The Contender" couldn't deliver the kind of numbers NBC expected, but it still got 6 million to 8 million people to watch every week. Stallone and Leonard are in negotiations with ESPN for a second season of the program.
There also has been talk of a "Contender" pay-per-view card in July that would feature a rematch of the million-dollar final between Sergio Mora and Peter Manfredo Jr. in the main event.
There were a lot of positive things about the show. It exposed non-boxing fans to the sport. It did a great job showing the different personalities of the fighters involved in the tournament.
The matchmaking was good. There weren't any big names in the tournament, but they were able to find a solid group of fighters with different styles that made for action-packed fights.
Alfonso Gomez's underdog story was enthralling. Mora's non-stereotypical lifestyle outside the ring made him very interesting to watch. Jesse Brinkley's over-the-top personality made for some of the show's best moments.
So here are some helpful suggestions if "The Contender" is to return for a second season.
The biggest problem many boxing fans had with the show was the fights weren't shown in their entirety with the exception of the finale. The drama of boxing is the fight itself. Any fight can end with one punch. That is the drama. That is the part that doesn't need to be edited or shown in slow motion. Let the fights speak for themselves.
Another issue is every show dealt with how the fighters were doing everything for their families. By the third show we got it. It got hammered into our heads like a left hook from Mike Tyson.
We want to know about their families and their backgrounds, but we also want to know about the rivalries that developed between the fighters. What kind of mind games were going on in the house?
They showed a little bit about how these guys deal with living and training with each other then trying to knock each other out. Let's see more of that.
The final suggestion is don't use heavyweights for the next season. Nobody wants to watch clinch fests or two big guys wrestling around the ring.
There is a wealth of talent from 130-140 pounds. That is the place to find the kind of talent that will create excitement.
STAPLES CENTER FIGHTS
The pay-per-view portion of Saturday night's card at Staples Center begins at 6 p.m., but local fight fans who attend the card can get a look at a number of top prospects when the live card starts at 4 p.m.
The pay-per-view portion of the card features middleweight prospect Jesus Gonzales (16-0, 11 KOs) vs. Dewey Welliver (16-15-1, 5 KOs), IBF bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez (33-3, 30 KOs) vs. Ricardo "Chapo" Vargas (37-10-3, 12 KOs), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (18-0, 13 KOs) vs. Adam Wynant (9-3-1, 3 KOs), former IBF super-featherweight champion Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez (41-4-1, 24 KOs) vs. former WBC champion Jesus Chavez (40-3, 28 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. (107-5-2, 87 KOs) vs. Ivan Robinson (32-9-2, 12 KOs) in the main event. There are five more fights on the non-televised portion of the card. Tickets are $25-$200.
FIGHT OF THE WEEK
Jesus Chavez vs. Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez: A rematch with Erik Morales and the No. 1 challenger spot for WBC 130-pound champion Marco Antonio Barrera is on the line in this one. Hernandez pulls out a hard-fought victory.
Record in 2005 predictions: 16-6.