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Old 09-18-2007, 11:34 PM   #16
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Any how I think the contender is GOOD for boxing. I just watch again on thursday.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:35 PM   #17
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They need to change the format for the episodes. They should drop the challenges and focus more on the boxing matches.
It's the drama/talk before fights that attracts the most in my opinion, the first Contender actually attracted SO many fans it was crazy all because of that. It also attracted a lot of female fans to the show despite not knowing much about Boxing.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:39 PM   #18
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Well at least this year they are offering the unedited format

For true boxing fans, there really is no other

I still cant believe they allowed the shown fights to be behind the actual events

Overall, I'm digging this year more than the previous ones

All we can hopr for? Is that they continue to hear the advice. Obviously they have and this years changes are a result.

I've gone from cynical too hopeful regarding the Contender and its place in the sport

Way to go SRL & Co., perhaps the next version will hit the nail on the head and solidfy the "Contender" as a perpetually viable and pertinent format for fighters and fans

Hallelujah.........
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:43 PM   #19
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It's the drama/talk before fights that attracts the most in my opinion, the first Contender actually attracted SO many fans it was crazy all because of that. It also attracted a lot of female fans to the show despite not knowing much about Boxing.
I'm not suggesting that they drop all the prefight drama, just don't show the elimination bout in the last 10 minutes is all.

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Old 09-18-2007, 11:45 PM   #20
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I'm not suggesting that they drop all the prefight drama, just don't show the elimination bout in the last 10 minutes is all.
That I agree with.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:55 PM   #21
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I don't know, I keep going back and forth on the issue, I guess in the end, the edited fights add drama, make crap fights look decent, give more time for the pre-fight stuff, etc.

The one thing that sucked was last week, you knew something was up when they waited til 10mins before the show is over to show the fight, you knew it was going to be a KO. The fights should always happen at just over the halfway mark, thus not giving away the result.

One thing I can say is this: My wife is a very casual boxing fan, she'll watch fights with me on occasion, and likes a good KO and slugfest, but she's not a big fan... but she's a big fan of the Contender.

It's a gateway drug for non-boxing fans.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:57 PM   #22
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:29 AM   #23
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Really, this is the best of both worlds and a win/win for everyone: the edited fights for the casual fan, and the full fights on Thursday night when the majority of us mofo's aren't doing anything anyways.
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