Apr 4, 2021
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eSports Boxing Club Adding Women’s Division, Living Legends & More

Today, we saw boxing game history. At least, that’s what Todd Grisham says about today’s eSports Boxing Club roster reveal. Steel City Interactive hosted its second Fighter Announcement Show today, which featured over 40 new fighters coming to the ESBC roster. Among the fighters joining eSports Boxing Club are living legends of boxing, crossover fighters, and some of the toughest women’s boxers in the world.

eSports Boxing Club – Women’s Division

Today’s trailer heavily featured male talent. However, Grisham was excited to announce that eSports Boxing Club will feature a women’s division for the “first time ever… in a video game.” 

Is it history, though?

There are boxing games that feature women. For example, Knockout Kings 2001 featured a handful, including Mia St. John. On the other hand, neither the Knockout Kings, nor the Fight Night series’ featured a full women’s division, so maybe the confidence is earned.

Semantics aside, ESBC is not skimping on the quality of their women’s roster. Grisham started by announcing undefeated sensation Claressa Shields. Following Shields were undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill, and the first female undisputed champion Cecilia Braekhus. The women’s roster is currently eclipsed in size by the men’s; However, ESBC seems committed to keeping the quality equal.

Special Roster Announcements: Legends, Crossovers, and Trainers

We’ve already gotten a good look at some of the late great Legends coming to eSports Boxing Club. Today’s show focused on legends of the sport who are still with us. A short list of new legends includes Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, whom Grisham refers to as having “perhaps the best nickname in boxing.” For what it’s worth, I agree with him. Joining Mancini are Vinny Pazienza, Frank Bruno, Marco Barrera, and Erik Morales.

In the first announcement show, Grisham talked a bit about the inclusion of World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall. In the game’s FAQ, Steel City mentions that they’re open to more crossover fighters. Today, we got to see more. Joining the list of other hard-hitting women is Bellator MMA’s Cris Cyborg. Fighters Badr Hari, Florian Marku and Cedric Doumbe will also be joining the roster. Adding MMA fighters to a cast of boxers is yet another ESBC ambition. How will Steel City make them feel unique versus classic boxers?

Grisham also announced a handful of the trainers who will be training your fighter in eSports Boxing Club. Trainer of the Year Eddy Reynoso is the headliner. Rising star Buddy McGirt joins Reynoso, along with three additional trainers.

You can find the full list of boxers announced today below.

eSports Boxing Club Announcement Show 2

Living Legends

  • Vinny Pazienza
  • Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini
  • Frank Bruno
  • Marco Antonio Barrera
  • Erik Morales

Women’s Boxing Division

  • Claressa Shields
  • Jessica McCaskill
  • Cecilia Braekhus
  • Jelena Mrdjenovich
  • Heather Hardy
  • Chantelle Cameron
  • Franchon Crews Dezurn
  • Terri Harper
  • Seniesa Estrada
  • Alicia Napoleon Espinosa
  • Sulem Urbina
  • Cris Cyborg

Male Boxers

  • Vasyl Lomachenko
  • Marcos Maidana
  • Nonito Donaire
  • Viddal Riley
  • Badr Hari
  • Florian Marku
  • Cedric Doumbe
  • Patrick Teixeria
  • Sergio Martinez
  • Anthony Mundine
  • Billy Dib
  • Lucas Browne
  • Daniel Geale
  • Badou Jack
  • Wilfredo Mendez
  • John Reil Casimero
  • Sergey Kovalev
  • Joe Smith Jr.
  • David Lemieux
  • Paulie Maglignaggi
  • Diego Corrales
  • George Kambosos Jr.

Trainers

  • Eddy Reynoso
  • Brian McIntyre
  • Joel Diaz
  • Robert Garcia
  • Buddy McGirt

eSports Boxing Club releases later this year on PC through Steam Early Access. The game is slated to release on the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any upcoming eSports Boxing Club news. We post regular updates to our growing YouTube channel as well. If you wanna join in the conversation about boxing and other sports games, consider becoming an SGO Insider.

 

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