When Does ‘The Contender’ Premiere? Meet the Fighters of EPIX’s Boxing Reality Show (PHOTOS)

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John “Apollo Kid” Thompson

Age: 29
Rank: 70
Hometown: Newark, N.J.

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Eric “Babyface Assassin” Walker

Age: 34
Rank: 68
Hometown: Plaquemine, La.

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Lamar “Omega” Russ

Age: 31
Rank: 115

Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.

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Brandon “The Cannon” Adams

Age: 28
Rank: Inactive

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

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Gerald “G5” Sherrell

Age: 24
Rank: 216

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Michael “The Silverback” Moore

Age: 31
Rank: 252

Hometown: Cleveland, Oh.

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Daniel “El Chapulin” Valdivia

Age: 25
Rank: 116

Hometown: Tulare, Calif.

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Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson

Age: 33
Rank: 39

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

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Morgan “Big Chief” Fitch

Age: 34
Rank: 154

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Devaun “Unique” Lee

Age: 30
Rank: 82

Hometown: Jamaica Queens, N.Y.

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Shane “Sugarman” Mosley, Jr.

Age: 27
Rank: 149

Hometown: Santa Monica, Calif.

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Ievgen “The Ukranian Lion” Khytrov

Age: 29
Rank: 20

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

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John “The Rock” Jackson

Age: 29
Rank: 63

Hometown: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Marcos “Mad Man” Hernandez

Age: 24
Rank: 104

Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

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Quatavious “Cash” Cash

Age: 26
Rank: 161

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.

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Malcolm “The Punisher” McAllister

Age: 27

Rank: 172

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

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Mark Burnett‘s latest TV venture is EPIX’s boxing competition series The Contender, a revival of the series that originally aired on NBC, ESPN and the now-defunct Versus network from 2005-09.

The series will feature 16 fighters who will compete for the title of “The Contender” and will see them participate in hardcore clashes that will result in eliminations. Hosted by boxing champ Andre “Son of God” Ward, the series will make its debut on the premium network Friday, August 24.

Among the coaches for the fighters are trainers Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson, Roach is known for training famous fighter Manny Pacquiao while Richardson is known for training “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

Meet the fighters by scrolling through the images above, and make sure to catch The Contender this August.

The Contender, Premieres Friday, Aug. 24, 10/9c, EPIX