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Former Canadian champ now the real Contender

Canadian Troy Ross earned a fourth-round technical knockout over Nigerian Ehinomen (Hino) Ehikhamenor on Wednesday night in the final of "The Contender," a boxing-based reality TV show.

Canadian Troy Ross earned a fourth-round technical knockout over Nigerian Ehinomen (Hino) Ehikhamenor on Wednesday night in the final of "The Contender," a boxing-based reality TV show.

The 33-year-old cruiserweight from Toronto caught Ehikhamenor with a short left jab to the head, then went to the body before catching Ehikhamenor with another left-hand shot to the head. That prompted the referee to stop the bout at about the two-minute mark of the round.

"After every round I kept getting stronger," Ross said after the bout. "I knew there was no way I was going to leave the ring a loser."

Ross improved his record to 21-1 with the win, which was his fourth in the television show. Three of his victories were by knockout.

Ehikhamenor's record dropped to 15-4.

The two were the last men standing out of 16 cruiserweights who spent six weeks living together and fighting five-round bouts against each other in Singapore leading up to the final.

It was all on film, in and out of the ring, as the show's producers tried to show the human side as well as the boxing skills of the 200-pound pugilists.

 
 
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