Fight 4: Straight Forward - August 1
Balletto and his family are celebrating a hard
fought win but the game goes on. The Blue side is licking its wounds as they are
mad that Aaron Torres was showboating during his fight. They are anxious now
that they do no have control over the next fight. As a reward all the members of
the Gold Team have received digital cameras and Gary received a framed snapshot
of his fight.
The only real talk in the loft is that Grady doesnt have heart because he
doesnt want to fight Vinroy, the man who is challenging him. Some may view this
as being strategic, but most of the fighters on The Contender, do not view this
as a reality show. Its really a shame that they dont realize all of the
Gary Balletto is at the board and he throws down the first real gauntlet of the
brackets placing himself next to Norberto Bravo in week 12.
Heres the bracket:
Week 9: ----------/-----------
Week 10: Bundrage /----------
Week 12: Bravo/Balletto
Walter Wright on the Gold team is watching blues Andre Eason and thinks Andre
is out of shape. He believes that Easons loafing about the ring is a weakness
that he may be able to exploit.
Decision time. Gold puts up Walter Wright and he decides to place his bet and
call out Andre Eason.
Pre-fight, Andres Eason is pumping himself up talking to his big brother. Both
are gold gloves champs. Eason likes being the underdog and seems eerily
rd1: Eason methodically works Wrights body and Wright is forced on the
defensive. This slow pace continues through much of the round until Wright
unloads. Four solid throws and Eason is on the canvas just before the end of the
rd2: Eason is dazed but after a moments rest he attacks like a pit bull. He
knows he is behind and is fighting like it. Wright is forced to put his hands up
and Eason has won the round, however he still trails as a result of the
rd3: Wright is mad and starts using his reach to take the advantage. Eason
fights back and what starts as a slow round ends a decently even round.
rd4: Wright ends any chance of a comeback. He punches deliberately and the sad
music makes it seem like it is all over. Eason comes out with a flurry of late
punches that makes us respect him, but not his chances of winning this fight.
rd5: Eason fights like the devils to stay in the fight and the tournament and
Wright takes the time to showboat before brutalizing Eason with some final
punches. Eason doesnt take this lying down and retaliates blindly, rallying the
crowd. Fight over.
3 Judges, all 50-44, Walter Wright!
Andre Eason has to swallow a hard loss and with that Gold maintains power.
Sixteen boxers strive to be the
next boxing superstar, as they try to harness their emotional
backgrounds into a lesson in the sweet science.
Recaps by Eric Pierce, GSNN
Sugar Ray Leonard
Creators: Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Katzenberg
EP: Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sylvester Stallone
Packager: Mark Burnett Productions, Dreamworks SKG,
Rogue Productions for ESPN
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET on ESPN
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