THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP, the reality series others didn't want you to see and unsuccessfully tried to stop from airing, will make its series premiere Tuesday, Sept. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The winning fighter will receive a professional contract with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and a title fight within the World Boxing Organization (WBO).
In THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP, eight-time World Champion Oscar De La Hoya and television powerhouse Endemol USA have joined forces to turn young, raw boxers into top prizefighters. The hopefuls will push themselves to the limit as they slug it out to win the boxing contract and a title fight.
Each of the 12 fighters will be joined on his journey by someone from his personal life … a wife, girlfriend or family member. That personal relationship will add tension, drama and a first-hand opportunity for viewers to see pugilism through the eyes of a non-boxer.
The fighters will prepare under the guidance of legendary trainers Lou Duva, who has trained a long list of champions such as three-time Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield, and Tommy Brooks, who is one of boxing's leading trainers and has worked with former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson. Along the way, De La Hoya will be a mentor, friend and motivator.
Over the course of the series, only those who have what it takes will advance from challenge to challenge, round to round, and fight to fight. The stakes to be the last man standing are high as there can be only one winner – THE NEXT GREAT CHAMP.
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