Last week in conjunction with ESPN, we put out a few simulations featuring Pound-for-Pound Champion Manny Pacquiao pitted against some of the best boxers of all time. Today we’ve put them together so you can offer your opinions on what might have happened in these fights that never were. EA SPORTS’ Aaron Boulding and I offer up our thoughts to stir the pot and get things going.
In the final sim we conducted with ESPN last week, we matched-up Manny Pacquiao against his May 7th opponent, Shane Mosley, in what's sure to be the fight of the year for Pacquiao's WBO Welterweight Championship. Both fighters love a good fight and don't expect to see either running from an opportunity to exchange punches in the middle of the ring.
When you add up all of the boxers, features and details included in the new downloadable content packs for Fight Night Champion, you will have in your hands a kind of interactive boxing history lesson. We’re not going back to the very beginning of the sport because things get muddled. But starting with bare-knuckle brawls and some of the legendary fighters from the early 20th century and continuing on through to modern fighters and the way they looked at earlier points in their careers, you’ve been given an opportunity re-create some iconic fights and experience some pivotal moments in the sport.
You’ve been playing Fight Night Champion day-in and day-out for the past month with the demo and the full game and though you can’t get enough, you want more! Well, you’ll only have a few more days to wait as a new batch of Downloadable Content will be making their way to the Fight Night Store. The DLC will be released on March 29th worldwide on XBOX 360, and for PS3 users the DLC will be available on March 29th in North America/Japan and on March 30th in Europe. Here are the details:
The talking is just about done and it’s time to step into the ring as Fight Night Champion makes its debut on consoles everywhere March 1st! In case you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of the game, do so through GameStop and you can enter the Virgin Gaming $10,000 Online Tournament! You’ll have until March 22nd to pick up your copy, however, the qualifying Leaderboard Challenge begins March 8th.
As Manny Pacquiao prepares for his May 7th bout against Shane Mosley, you can be sure to find fans everywhere getting ready for another historical moment in boxing. For those lucky enough to be in Los Angeles this Friday however, you might want to make your way to the Nike Vault on S. Figueroa to check out the one of a kind Manny Pacquiao Experience.