August 30, 2006 12:11 AM by Joe Blackmon
After The Contender’s first doubleheader, Sugar Ray Leonard congratulates Nick Acevedo and Steve Forbes for winning their fights and presents them with a boxing glove gold necklace as a reward. Sugar Ray Leonard also takes all the boxers shopping and lets them pick out new suits.
At dinner, Sugar Ray Leonard asks the boxers to select which of their peers has shown the most heart and soul. The boxer’s vote a tie between Noberto Bravo and Michael Stewart, so Sugar Ray Leonard breaks the tie and selects Noberto Bravo. For a special reward, Sugar Ray Leonard gives Noberto Bravo a new Toyota Tundra.
Even though Nick Acevedo and Steve Forbes just fought in matches, they are paired together for the first match of the second round of The Contender. In the first round, Nick jumps out to an early lead, landing several solid punches. In the second round, Steve battles back and takes the round. In the third round, Nick lands some devastating punches which leave Steve visibly shaken. In the fourth round, Steve battles back again and takes the round. In the fifth round, Steve stays strong, but Nick appears to be tired. In a split decision, Steve Forbes wins the fight.