Middleweight boxer Peter Manfredo, Jr., who was one of that shows contenders, says the show introduced the sport to a brand new audience, especially women, and showed them were not animals but guys with families who are trying to put food on the table.
Manfredo is getting another chance to do just that on Sunday (Feb. 12), when ESPN hosts The Contender Special East Coast Pride, a boxing match that will pit him against Scott The Sandman Pemberton.
Both Manfredo and Pemberton are looking forward to the competition, especially because they have spent many hours sparring against each other.
Still, just because the fighters will be out for blood in the ring, doesnt mean they will keep pounding each other when the fight is finished.
As Pemberton puts it, If [Manfredo] spends a week in the hospital after the fight, well still be friends.
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