ITV series The Contender will launch its final fight tonight (Monday, May 20th).

The show is not a new series and was concluded in America in November 2018, although UK viewers are still firmly engrossed in one of the best boxing-TV series in the world.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Contender 2019 cast and winner!

Screenshot: The Contender 2019 on ITV4

Screenshot: The Contender 2019 on ITV4

How to watch The Contender 2019 final

The final fight will air on Monday, May 20th.

It will air on ITV4 at 10 pm – its usual slot.

The Contender 2019 fighters – Ievgen Khytrov

Native Ukrainian fighter from Brooklyn. A former top prospect who won two fights in a row since an upset loss to Immanuwel Aleem.

  • Record: (16-1, 13 KOs)
  • Age: 29

MASHANTUCKET, CT – SEPTEMBER 15: Ievgen Khytrov (red tape) battles Derrick Findley (blue tape) during their Super Middleweight bout on September 15, 2017 at the Foxwoods Fox Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Ievgen Khytrov defeats Derrick Findley via decision. (Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Eric Walker

Eric spent 14 years in prison for robbery and attempted murder, where he learned how to box. The Louisiana local comes into the comp following his first loss.

  • Record: (15-1, 8 KOs)
  • Age: 34

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: Eric Israel walks to his corner aafter knocking down William Webber during the Middleweight fight between William Webber and Eric Israel at York Hall on October 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Daniel Valdivia

California born and a real estate agent by day. Moving up in weight following consecutive eighth-round decision losses.

  • Record: (14-2, 10 KOs)
  • Age: 25

John Thompson

John, from New Jersey, had a shot at the vacant world title in 2015 but lost in a seventh-round knockout to Liam Smith. Definitely one of the favourites to win The Contender on ITV4.

  • Record: (18-3, 6 KOs)
  • Age: 29

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 10: John Thompson of The USA lies on the canvas after being knocked down by Liam Smith of Great Britain leading to the end of the contest during their WBO World Super Welterweight championship bout at Manchester Arena on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Malcolm McAllister

Another California born and bred boxer who turned pro in 2014, losing just once against unbeaten prospect Chordale Booker.

  • Record:(9-1, 8 KOs)
  • Age: 27

Quatavious Cash

It’s a name you’re not going to forget in a hurry and this Atlanta native is yet to lose. He turned pro in 2012 before a three-year layoff and a winning return in 2017.

  • Record: (10-0, 7 KOs),
  • Age: 26

Michael Moore

Participated in the 2015 ESPN Boxcino junior middleweight tournament but lost in the quarterfinals. Little experience in recent years.

  • Record: (15-1, 7 KOs)
  • Age: 31

February 13, 2015: Stanyslav Skorokhod (blue/white) wins via TKO in the fourth round while in action against Michael Moore (red/black) during a Boxcino Tournament boxing match at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut (Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

Gerald Sherrell

The joint-youngest in The Contestant 2019 and a prospect who has been fighting only four and six rounds. A big step up here.

  • Record: (8-0, 4 KOs)
  • Age: 24

Morgan Fitch

The married father from Pittsburgh lost for the first time when he stepped up in opposition, dropping a tenth-round decision to 2012 Brazilian Olympic bronze medalist Yamaguchi Falcao.

  • Record: (18-1-1, 8 KOs)
  • Age: 34

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 05: Morgan Fitch (L) lands a left on Yamaguchi Falcao during their middleweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Falcao won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Marcos Hernandez

The other youngest in the competition, Marcos is yet to face any big-name opposition.

  • Record: (11-1, 3 KOs)
  • Age: 24

Tyrone Brunson

Another fighter from Philly, Tyrone started his career with 19 consecutive first-round knockouts and is one of the most experienced fighters in the game. A force to be reckoned with.

  • Record: (26-6-2, 24 KOs)
  • Age: 33

Lamar Russ

Kick-started his career 14-0 until losing against longtime contender Matthew Macklin in 2013.

  • Record: (17-2, 8 KOs)
  • Age: 31

John Jackson

Son of former world titleholder Julian Jackson who fought for a vacant junior middleweight world title in 2016 but lost to a devastating blow.

  • Record: (21-3, 16 KOs)
  • Age: 29

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21: Super welterweight boxer Jermell Charlo (R) connects with a punch on John Jackson during the eighth round of their fight for a vacant WBC title at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charlo won the title by TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Devaun Lee

Devaun turned boxing as a teenager after his friend was shot and killed. He’s coming off a tenth-round decision loss to Vaughn Alexander in March.

  • Record: (10-3-1, 5 KOs)
  • Age: 30

 

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Shane Mosley Jr – Runner up

Son of former pound-for-pound king and three-division champion Shane Mosley. Fought on the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn undercard but lost. Loses again in the final showdown.

  • Record: (10-2, 7 KOs)
  • Age: 27

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 27: Boxer Shane Mosley, Jr. speaks at a news conference after beating Jason Kelly in a middleweight bout during BKB 3, Big Knockout Boxing, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

Brandon Adams – The Contender 2019 winner

Lost in the final of the 2014 and 2015 ESPN Boxcino middleweight tournament.

Didn’t fight for a long time after and an unlikely hero here. Defeats Shane 99-91, 100-90, 100-90 over 10 rounds.

  • Record: (17-2, 12 KOs)
  • Age: 28

VERONA, NY – JANUARY 16: Brandon Adams lines up Lekan Aken Byfield in the 1st round of their bout on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on January 16, 2015 at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

 

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