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  • avatar Fight Night Champion Roster to Feature Over 50 Licensed Boxers Posted by Alain Quinto at 06:43PM on Tuesday, January, 04, 2011
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    The biggest question asked by the community, no doubt, is why is “insert boxer name” not in the game?  That’s one question with many answers and it pretty much depends on which boxer you’re talking about.  I’ll let Brizzo break it down as to why some boxers make it in while others don’t. 

    I’ve been heaving my chest these days watching my Filipino brother Manny Pacquiao outclass boxers fight after fight (which btw, looks like his next fight will be May 7 according to Top Rank top dog Todd DuBoef on his twitter).  With the possibility of a Wladimir Klitschko and UK Cover Athlete David Haye Heavyweight unification fight (will that happen in 2011?), I am excited to virtually box with these two against each other in game as well as pitting them up against some of the great heavies like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Mike Tyson.   Look out for more about Haye and his recent mocap visit to EA Canada.

    For those that are peeved their favorite boxer isn’t in the game, luckily there are some pretty sweet enhancements with this year’s Create-a-Boxer feature.  So for all of you Mayweather fans, you’ll still be able to create or download a Money CAB you can be satisfied with, along with up to 100 other created fighters.  I know I’ll be downloading vvIllAFASCRIlla’s version of Mayweather next year as his PS3 likeness of the boxer was the most downloaded in Round 4.  I’ll be using him as a punching bag as I deliver punches-in-bunches with Manny’s speed and power that the game’s captured with such perfection ;)  Look out for more information on this year’s CAB system coming soon along with more information from our Art developers about the visual improvements to Pacquiao and others in the game.

    With over 50 licensed boxers along with the characters you meet in Champion Mode, you will have the ability to download CABs that we know our fans will create just as well as our team would.  For those in the game, here’s the list of boxers that have agreed to be created by our developers in Fight Night Champion:

    Heavyweight Division

     

    David Haye

    Cristobal Arreola

    Eddie Chambers

    Eric Esch

    Evander Holyfield

    George Foreman

    Joe Frazier

    Lennox Lewis

    Mike Tyson

    Muhammad Ali

    Sonny Liston

    Tommy Morrison

    Vitali Klitschko

    Wladimir Klitschko

     

    Light Heavyweight Division

     

    Bernard Hopkins

    Chad Dawson

    Joe Calzaghe

    Roy Jones Jr

     

    Middleweight Division

    Anthony Mundine

    Carlos Monzon

    Danny Jacobs

    Erislandy Lara

    Fernando Vargas

    Jake Lamotta

    Jermain Taylor

    Kelly Pavlik

    Marvin Hagler

    Peter Manfredo Jr

    Ray Leonard

    Ray Robinson

    Ronald Wright

    Sergio Mora

     

    Welterweight Division

     

    Zab Judah

    Emanuel Augustus

    Julio Cesar Chavez

    Kendall Holt

    Manny Pacquiao

    Miguel Cotto

    Oscar De La Hoya

    Ray Leonard

    Ricky Hatton

    Shane Mosley

    Thomas Hearns

    Tim Bradley

    Victor Ortiz

     

    Lightweight Division

    Diego Corrales

    Pernell Whitaker

    Robert Guerrero

    Roberto Duran

    Vinny Paz

    Jesse James Leija

     

    Featherweight Division

    Billy Dib

    Yuriorkis Gamboa

    Kevin Kelley

     

    Bantamweight Division

    Nonito Donaire

    Don’t forget to join the Developers and I for our Live Developer Chat this Thursday between 4-5PM PST.  Click here to add a reminder for yourself:  http://www.ea.com/chat


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