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Troy Ross wins "The Contender"

Troy "The Boss" Ross won the latest season of "The Contender," beating Ehinomen Ehikamenor in the championship fight by fourth round TKO.

Ross (22-1, 15 KO) hails from Toronto by way of Guyana and is already 33 years old, so I don't think we're seeing an emerging cruiserweight star by any means, but he did pretty well smoke the tournament from what I watched. After the first two episodes, I admittedly watched very little. The show simply is not for me.

Past "Contender" winners have been former junior middleweight titlist Sergio Mora, Grady Brewer and Sakio Bika, a former Joe Calzaghe challenger who has made his mark as one of the best at 168 now. The biggest post-show star has probably been season one's Alfonso Gomez, who retired Arturo Gatti and was then lambasted by Miguel Cotto.

Rico Hoye won an eight-round decision over Akinyemi Laleye to win third place in the competition.

Before beating Ehikamenor, Ross defeated Lawrence Tauasa, Felix Cora Jr. and Laleye. Congratulations to Mr. Ross on his tournament win.

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