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The Fighters

The Fighters

Photo Credit:  Joe Myers/ Steve Matter / Discovery
  • Premiered: 
    January 23, 2014
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: boxing

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Plot Synopsis

With the help of top trainers from gyms around Boston, legendary boxer and gym owner Peter Welch has started a new promotion to revive boxing in Titletown. Each week on THE FIGHTERS, two rival boxing gyms choose their top amateur fighters to represent them in a three-round bout, and after a week of intense training, the fighters face off in the ring. Plus, this reality series documents the daily struggles, personal relationships and epic training sessions, as these fighters prepare for the fights of their lives. Welch, the 42-year-old owner of Peter Welch's Gym, is the face of boxing in South Boston, and he was recently inducted into the South Boston Hall of Fame and Ring Four Veteran Boxers' Hall of Fame. In addition to Welch, THE FIGHTERS also features these trainers: Joe Ricciardi, working out of Tomasello Boxing Club (Saugus, MA), who grew up in Orient Heights of East Boston fighting on a weekly basis; Mark DeLuca, training boxers at Zoo Boxing Club (Quincy, MA), who started boxing at the age of three and secured a 40-5 record, while becoming a National Champion on three occasions; Joe Ennis, owner of and trainer at Big East Boxing (Stoughton, MA), who didn't have a career in boxing and works a second job in construction to pay the bills; and Tim Stanton, a trainer at his gym, TNT Boxing (Braintree, MA), where, as a Boston police detective, he takes kids off the street and puts them in his boxing gym. UFC president Dana White is an executive producer of this series.


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