The Contender (season 4)

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The Contender (season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes ?
Release
Original network Versus
Original release December 3, 2008 (2008-12-03) –  ()
Season chronology
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The Contender 3

The Contender 4 was a reality television show based on the sport of boxing, but with an added element of insight into the competitors' lives and relationships with each other within the show's living quarters. The fourth season of the show was recorded in Singapore (with the exception of the live finale), and premiered on Versus on December 3, 2008. The show was on its third network, with the first season being broadcast on NBC, with the following second and third seasons being shown on ESPN.

Contestants[edit]

The following 16 fighters, hailing from around the globe, were selected to take part in the fourth Contender Tournament which took place in the cruiserweight division.[1]

Records entering tournament in parentheses (W-L-D)

Contestant Record
Mike Alexander (12-2-0)[1]
Felix Cora Jr. (18-2-2)[2]
Ryan Coyne (9-0-0)[3]
Ehinomen "Hino" Ehikhamenor (12-3-0)[4]
Deon Elam (9-0-0)[5]
Alfredo Escalera Jr. (15-1-1)[6]
Tim Flamos (20-4-1)[7]
Richard Gingras (8-0-0)[8]
Joell Godfrey (9-0-1)[9]
Rico Hoye (20-2-0)[10]
Akinyemi "A.K." Laleye (10-1-0)[11]
Troy Ross (17-1-0)[12]
Jon Schneider (7-2-1)[13]
Lawrence Tauasa (30-5-1)[14]
Erick Vega (8-2-1)[15]
Darnell Wilson (23-7-3)[16]

Trainers[edit]

Emcee for the series[edit]

  • Perry Cale -Australia

Fight results[edit]

Episode 1

  • Felix Cora Jr. defeats Joell Godfrey by unanimous decision.
    • 50-45 | 50-45 | 49-46
    • Blue Team 1, Gold Team 0

Episode 2

  • Alfredo Escalera Jr. defeats Jon Schneider by unanimous decision.
    • 49-45 | 50-44 | 49-45
    • Blue Team 2, Gold Team 0

Episode 3

  • Akinyemi "A.K." Laleye defeats Erick Vega by unanimous decision.
    • 50-46 | 49-46 | 49-46
    • Blue Team 2, Gold Team 1

Episode 4

  • Deon Elam defeats Richard Gingras by unanimous decision.
    • 50-45 | 49-46 | 48-47
    • Blue Team 2, Gold Team 2

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

  • Rico Hoye defeats Mike Alexander by unanimous decision.
    • 49-46 | 48-47 | 49-46
    • Gold Team 5, Blue Team 2
  • Ryan Coyne defeats Tim Flamos by split decision.
    • 49-46 | 47-48 | 48-47
    • Gold Team 5, Blue Team 3

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

  • Quarterfinal 3
  • Quarterfinal 4
    • Rico Hoye defeats Joell Godfrey by unanimous decision.
    • 50-44 | 49-45 | 48-46
    • Hoye was originally scheduled to fight Ryan Coyne, but due to the severity of Coyne's cut that he sustained in his fight with Tim Flamos, he was unable to continue in the Contender Season 4 tournament. He was replaced by Joell Godfrey, who was invited back to the tournament to fight Rico.

Episode 11

  • Semifinal 1
    • Troy Ross defeats Akinyemi "A.K." Laleye by unanimous decision.
    • 50-45 | 50-45 | 50-45
    • In preparation for the fight, as per the Gold Team's ritual, A.K. spells out "gorilla warfare" on the whiteboard in his locker room. In actuality, the term is "guerilla warfare".
  • Semifinal 2

Live finale at the MGM Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut

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