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Super middleweight contenders gear up for Season 3

Sugar Ray Leonard gears up to host the third season of "The Contender." The 16 experienced and youthful prospects will hop in the ring for the reality TV show to compete for the super middleweight tournament title and a grand prize of $750,000, writes Dan Rafael.

Updated: August 3, 2007, 5:40 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

AROUND THE RING "Contender" returns for third season

"The Contender," the popular ESPN reality series, is getting back in the ring for a third season with a mix of experienced contenders and youthful prospects among the 16 super middleweights who will vie for the tournament title and $750,000 grand prize.

The series, which stars Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard as host and mentor to the boxers and counts reality TV hit maker Mark Burnett as an executive producer, ...

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