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  • The Contender Challenge: UK vs. USA was a series of boxing matches on 30 March 2007, held at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England, featuring 6 boxers from the US reality television shows The Contender and The Contender 2. The Contenders, in a team coached by Sugar Ray Leonard, took on 6 boxers from the UK, all promoted by Frank Warren, and coached by Barry McGuigan. The winning team was awarded the "Sugar Ray Leonard Cup," not unlike the Ryder Cup in Golf The bouts was the basis of a TV show broadcast in the US by ESPN, and by ITV4 in the UK, featuring 6 episodes, beginning on 10 April 2007, with commentary by the well-known ESPN team of Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas, with British boxing commentator John Rawling joining. Sugar Ray and Barry provided some analysis through the fight as well.

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