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A FAMILY MAN NEARING HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY BECOMES THE FIRST PARTICIPANT TO
EVER FAIL THE BOOT CAMP PHYSICAL - HOW WILL TRAINER CHRIS POWELL MOVE
FORWARD WITH THE WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY? -- ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"
Trainer Chris Powell Surprises Mike with the Opportunity to Box with
Five-Time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield
"Mike" - Mike, from Voorhees, NJ, is a family man on the cusp of turning 50 years old, as well as celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary. He hopes to safely lose up to half of his 417 pounds so he can be a superhero to his three kids and a knight in shining armor to his deserving wife. Mike was once a tremendous athlete in college, maintaining a vigorous nutrition and weight lifting regimen. But his body forgot what healthy living was like following his father's untimely death, and Mike shifted his focus from fitness to family. Mike's intense desire to now reverse his unhealthy slide was unlike anything trainer Chris Powell has encountered. But when Mike becomes the first participant to ever fail the routine medical exam at boot camp, how will Chris move forward with Mike's weight loss journey? For one of his milestones, Chris wants to give Mike a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and box five-time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Extreme Weight Loss" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2015) The hit show "Extreme Weight Loss," a uniquely riveting, docu-series about weight loss that takes you on unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous and resilient "super-obese" people, will premiere Season 5 on TUESDAY, MAY 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. Chris and Heidi Powell return as the transformation specialists and trainers for EWL, plus NBA greats Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Byron Scott and James Worthy will guest star in the episode. Other notable guest stars in Season 5 will include three-time Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo, two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), NFL star LeSean McCoy (previously with the Philadelphia Eagles/currently on the Buffalo Bills), swimming champion Amy Van Dyken (six Olympic Gold medals), soccer great Mia Hamm (two-time Women's World Cup champion + four-time Olympic Gold medal winner), actress and Autism advocator Holly Robinson Peete, and Mario Andretti (one of the most successful Americans in the history of auto racing). In each of the 10 stand-alone, two-hour episodes of EWL, the participants -- whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight -- will undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. With the proper nourishment, exercise and guidance assured by EWL, they will be afforded a fresh perspective.