Shane Mosley Jr. Joins Cast Of The Contender Reboot
The revival of boxing competition series, The Contender, have announced the sixteen men who will face off in the new season this August.
The show, hosted by former light heavyweight champion Andre ward, will featured well known coaches/trainers Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson.
“With this new iteration of The Contender, the focus is on the gritty, personal stories of the fighters battling for boxing glory,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX who ordered 12 episodes of the series. “It was important for us to find individuals who not only displayed the boxing chops and resilience in the ring, but who also showed a depth of heart and humor outside of it. Our 16 fighters are vivacious, tough, funny, sensitive, driven and inspiring, and we are excited for our fans to get to know their stories and root for them inside the ring and out.”
The 16 Contenders come from a wide variety of professional boxing backgrounds and stations in life, bringing their unique stories, personalities, strengths and motivations to the series.
Each fighter will be vying to the right co call themselves the middleweight champion of The Contender, as well as a six-figure purse.
The 16 fighters on The Contender this season are:
Ievgen “The Ukranian Lion” Khytrov, Age: 29, Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.- A Ukrainian immigrant, Olympian,
Eric “Babyface Assassin” Walker, Age: 34, Hometown: Plaquemine, La.
John “Apollo Kid” Thompson, Age: 29, Hometown: Newark, N.J.
Malcolm “The Punisher” McAllister, Age: 27, Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Brandon “The Cannon” Adams, Age: 28, Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Quatavious “Cash” Cash, Age: 26, , Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Shane “Sugarman” Mosley, Jr., Age: 27, Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.
Daniel “El Chapulin” Valdivia, Age: 25, Hometown: Tulare, Calif.
Michael “The Silverback” Moore, Age: 31, Hometown:Cleveland, Oh.
Gerald “G5” Sherrell, Age: 24, Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Morgan “Big Chief” Fitch, Age: 34, Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Marcos “Mad Man” Hernandez, Age: 24, Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson, Age: 33, Hometown: Philadelphia, PA .
Lamar “Omega” Russ, Age: 31, Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
John “The Rock” Jackson, Age: 29, Hometown: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Devaun “Unique” Lee, Age: 30, Hometown: Jamaica Queens, N.Y.