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Old 06-26-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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Looks like it's a go... [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

Good news. Depending on the comp... they've got Paul Smith from the UK too... I reckon Sammy is in with a good shot.

I only saw the first season really. And not all of it either... I thought the idea was for up and comers to get a shot or something? I guess they're going with more seasoned pro's now...
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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this is cool!! i like the contender even with the way it shows fights, hopefully this year they wont edit them.

SO is sam a middleweight in it?
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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this is cool!! i like the contender even with the way it shows fights, hopefully this year they wont edit them.

SO is sam a middleweight in it?
Yeah Sam is a middleweight in it.
A few other Aussie names could yet appear on the contender, names like Les Sherrington, Nader Hamdan & Jamie Pittman have all been rumoured.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:45 PM   #4
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it says in the article its going to be super middleweight doesnt it?
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Well this will make it alot more interesting
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:46 PM   #6
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The Contender” starts filming its third season on August 6, the selected weight class this year is super middleweight and the ESPN program is spreading its wings in terms of casting boxers.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:57 PM   #7
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Jamie Pittman would be good. If I was in there shoes I would be jumping at the chance. The exposure they are given is incredible.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:26 AM   #8
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yehh its massive exposure, and gets you onto a more global market, being at supermiddleweight though its a problem, sam really should be middle... however if you were anywere near the weight ud jump at teh chance...
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:30 AM   #9
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Going onthe past calibre of fighters on those shows Sammy is in with a huge chance.

He could throw 120 punches+ a round plus over 5 rounds I reckon. He is going to shock a lot of the guys on there with his fitness regime.

I got a feeling he is only being considered because of his loss to Choc, so at least possibly something came good out of that.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:37 AM   #10
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Going onthe past calibre of fighters on those shows Sammy is in with a huge chance.

He could throw 120 punches+ a round plus over 5 rounds I reckon. He is going to shock a lot of the guys on there with his fitness regime.

I got a feeling he is only being considered because of his loss to Choc, so at least possibly something came good out of that.
I agree he is in with a solid shot with this. He will certainly set the bar that the other guys need to climb above in order to win it...

I don't think the producers would have overlooked Sam's place in the boxing world though. These things don't slide under the table often. They would know his record and atleast seen the results of his major fights so they know he went 12 with Winks!

I just hope Sam isn't being foolish continuing to stick to SMW... he'd do much better at Middle and could threaten alot of people with out this show. But if it helps him look after his wife n kids, so be it!
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:53 AM   #11
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I agree he is in with a solid shot with this. He will certainly set the bar that the other guys need to climb above in order to win it...

I don't think the producers would have overlooked Sam's place in the boxing world though. These things don't slide under the table often. They would know his record and atleast seen the results of his major fights so they know he went 12 with Winks!

I just hope Sam isn't being foolish continuing to stick to SMW... he'd do much better at Middle and could threaten alot of people with out this show. But if it helps him look after his wife n kids, so be it!
Good point Pork
The execs would have their favourites and they certainly wouldnt want to bring someone in that good to trump them all.
A lot of money and planning would have gone into this.

Grady Brewer's record is very deceiving, I think a lot of casual fans would have thought he had no chance to win the last one but knowing how capable he was and they fact he was bigger than most in the show I thought he was going to go pretty high in the show.
I still picked Forbes to beat him in the Final however.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:19 AM   #12
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Yea...definitely good exposure. He's in for a real shot at winning it and gaining good publicity. But if and when he gets another crack at the title it should be at 160.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:36 AM   #13
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as far as i know les is confirmed
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