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Old 09-04-2007, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default look at the contender season 3 fighters! Incredible list!

Max Alexander (14-1, 2 KOs)- very tall, fast, prospect, saw him fight at the blue horizon before.
David Banks (14-2-1, 2 KOs),
Saiko Bika (22-3-2, 14 KOs)- Pushed Calzaghe in a tough fight
Henry Buchanan (14-1, 11 KOs),
La Farrell Bunting (16-3-1, 16 KOs),
Jaidon Codrington (16-1, 12 KOs)- The kayo artist that Allen Green kayoed in 19 seconds,
Miguel Hernandez (20-5, 10 KOs),
Wayne Johnsen (16-1, 9 KOs),
Donny McCrary (23-5-2, 13 KOs),
Les Ralston (16-2, 9 KOs),
Danny Santiago (29-3-1, 19 KOs),
Paul Smith (20-0, 12 KOs),
Sam Soliman (33-9, 13 KOs)- the perennial contender-fought Winky Wright close,
Brian Vera (14-0, 9 KOs),
Rhoshii Wells (18-2-2, 10 KOs) and
Rubin Williams (29-2-1, 16 KOs)- fought a good fight agains Lacy, great jab, but doesnt use his footwork enough

this is the greatest group the contender has ever put together
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:46 AM   #2
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I seriously think Soliman is a massive chance of cleaning this field up, imagine him just going all out for 5 rounds.

I also think Bika has to be up there with the favourites, he is a hard man and hella strong.

Wells??? Where has he been and isnt he a jnr middle.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:50 AM   #3
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what weight class will they fight on?

I hope they show the full fights on the show, not just the edited highlights.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:51 AM   #4
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I seriously think Soliman is a massive chance of cleaning this field up, imagine him just going all out for 5 rounds.

I also think Bika has to be up there with the favourites, he is a hard man and hella strong.

Wells??? Where has he been and isnt he a jnr middle.
I think Codrington will have a great chance as well. I love Rubin Williams skills, but he just isnt active enouogh, especially for the contender with the smaller ring and fewer rounds.

Soliman definitely should have the best chance, I dont see anyone in the list with great enough D to counter the million punches he throws. But what's funny is that Soliman, Bika, and Williams are already contenders. But what the hell, Steve Forbes was a titlist.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:52 AM   #5
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what weight class will they fight on?

I hope they show the full fights on the show, not just the edited highlights.
theyll show the whole fights the next day on espn2 i believe
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:07 AM   #6
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Bika will take this.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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But what the hell, Steve Forbes was a titlist.
That's very true, although he was admittably a lot smaller... Have to admit I definately got behind Forbes during the last Contendor. Don't know why but I'll always love that line of his, "Ima win this thing, dammit". Looked pretty ordinary in the final, though.

But definately looks like the best season yet, with better trainers, and a better format. While I THINK the show may still be edited fights, if we wish we will still be able to catch the full fights later on ESPN2 (that's how I took it from fightnews, but wouldn't have a clue I think its good news about the full fights though, its the ONLY way to know how the fight went for sure).
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:12 AM   #8
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That's very true, although he was admittably a lot smaller... Have to admit I definately got behind Forbes during the last Contendor. Don't know why but I'll always love that line of his, "Ima win this thing, dammit". Looked pretty ordinary in the final, though.

But definately looks like the best season yet, with better trainers, and a better format. While I THINK the show may still be edited fights, if we wish we will still be able to catch the full fights later on ESPN2 (that's how I took it from fightnews, but wouldn't have a clue I think its good news about the full fights though, its the ONLY way to know how the fight went for sure).
I was rooting for him too b.c he has the best skills of the bunch. I was ****ed he lost the finale, but hey, grady brewer deserved it, despite being the much bigger fighter (hes fought at middleweight a bunch of times), and brewer would trade in that contender belt for forbes title belt any day of the week.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:13 AM   #9
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Codrington is going to take it. He has the ability to throw 100+ punches a round.

Should be a great season anyway with alot of different personalities and styles.
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I was rooting for him too b.c he has the best skills of the bunch. I was ****ed he lost the finale, but hey, grady brewer deserved it, despite being the much bigger fighter (hes fought at middleweight a bunch of times), and brewer would trade in that contender belt for forbes title belt any day of the week.
100% agreed. Brewer deserved everything he got. Great way for him to leave the sport, too (he's not coming back, right? Last I heard).
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:19 AM   #11
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what weight class will they fight on?

I hope they show the full fights on the show, not just the edited highlights.
well the season that took place in london, they showed the whole fight, so I hope they do continue to do that
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:22 AM   #12
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Codrington is going to take it. He has the ability to throw 100+ punches a round.

Should be a great season anyway with alot of different personalities and styles.
he wont be throwing a 100 punches a round against Soliman. I think Alexander would be a good fight for him. A fellow prospect who doesnt hit hard.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:38 AM   #13
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he wont be throwing a 100 punches a round against Soliman. I think Alexander would be a good fight for him. A fellow prospect who doesnt hit hard.
Soliman don't hit hard. Codrington would go punch for punch with him no problem.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:43 AM   #14
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Soliman is too small to take this tournament... Bika has got to be the favorite.
Yeah honestly Soliman should be fighting at 154 and some of these guys are natural 175 pounds and some have fought as high as Cruiserweight.

I don't think Bika will take it. I think there are a few guys that can box around him for 3 or 4 rounds.
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This is the best group that they've put together.

If they keep this up - they have a good chance to keeping the series going for a while. And it's only helping boxing as a whole.

Great Job by Sugar Ray, the Contender Series, and ESPN. Let's hope they keep up the good work.
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