Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The IMF again invades the world of professional boxing to get the goods on crooked sports promoter Paul Mitchell (William Windom) and his Syndicate boss Jay Braddock (Joe Braddock). Terrified by Braddock's homicidal tendencies, Mitchell is on the verge of turning informer, but he needs a little dose of incentive. Thus, IMF agent Casey poses as Mitchell's daughter Susan (Jennifer Shaw) as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy aimed at utterly destroying Braddock. First broadcast on February 9, 1973, "The Fighter" was scripted by Stephen Kandel and Nicholas E. Bashr, from a story by Orville H. Hampton.