As boxing slowly regains the attention of pop culture, Fight Night can be the perfect way to help create a new fan base for the sport by showcasing upcoming stars. Back when EA made its last installment, some fighters were creating major buzz for themselves and garnering new fans thanks to interesting fight styles or examples of their capability to dominate a match. Fighters such as Jermain Taylor, Kelly Pavlik, Timothy Bradley and Sergio Mora were turning hands and gaining attention with their showmanship in the ring.
Now new fighters are on the brink of superstardom in the sport, and they can potentially help boxing steal the spotlight from MMA as the world’s favorite combat genre to watch. There’s the quick footwork and swift power punching of champion Vasyl Lomachenko, and the technical hard hitting of middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, aka “Triple G.” Even the heavyweights are starting to come back into form, just like the golden days of the 1990s, with new charismatic stars such as Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
What all these champion boxers have in common is their pound-for-pound superstar status. As there are current debates about who would win in a unification title bout between Joshua and Wilder, what better way to settle it than on a good ole fast-paced chess match of a simulated boxing game?