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eSports Boxing Club Welcomes Ali, Klitschkos, More Legends To The Ring

Back by popular demand, Steel City Interactive dropped its third Fighter Announcement Show today. Today’s new fighter number more closely resembles the first announcement show. However, the low number of reveals is offset by their high quality. eSports Boxing Club added over twenty new boxers, including many new legends. We also get to see the Greatest.

The eSports Boxing Club: Legends Incoming

Today’s roster additions focused on two types of fighters: legends, and boxers from Eastern Europe. It’s not really a thematic combination, but that doesn’t stop Todd Grisham from bringing the hype. Grisham started by revealing boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. Grisham and Leonard talked a bit about his journey from Gold Medalist to all-time great. Then, Grisham announced Riddick Bowe Boxing star Riddick Bowe. He did not downplay the difficulty in finding Bowe, and we got to hear a few words from Big Daddy himself. More legends followed, including Larry Holmes, Tommy Morrison, and Cesar Chavez.

Today’s newcomers aren’t all legends, though. Undisputed Women’s Lightweight World Champion Katie Taylor and perennial opponent Delfine Persoon will be joining the ESBC’s growing cast of women boxers. The trailer puts a specific focus on Eastern European boxers as well. Four boxers from Uzbekistan join the competition alongside Romanian Lucian Bute and Russian Dimitry Bivol.

Saving the Best for Last

eSports Boxing Club really flexed the strength of today’s signings by saving the strongest three for last. Grisham proudly announced both Klitschko brothers would be joining the ESBC cast. Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko hold the record for most Heavyweight title wins by a pair of brothers. The brothers famously promised their mother they would never fight each other. However, eSports Boxing Club will let fans break that promise. Out of respect for her, I will never have Wladimir and Vitali fight.

This could have been a fitting end. However, Grisham had one more announcement. Steel City Interactive has secured the rights for Muhammad Ali to enter the eSports Boxing Club ring. “Signing Muhammad Ali into Esports Boxing Club is a great honour for our studio,” Steel City Interactive founder Ash Habib said in a press release. “The creation and development of our revolutionary footwork system was made with Ali in mind. We are excited about the partnership with ABG, who made this deal possible.”

You can see the full announcement list below.

eSports Boxing Club: Fighter Announcement Show 3

  • Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Riddick Bowe
  • Larry Holmes
  • Tommy Morrison
  • Michael Hunter
  • Sebastian Fundora
  • Lawrence Okolie
  • Mark Johnson
  • Kevin Kelley
  • Katie Taylor
  • Delfine Persoon
  • Julio Cesar Chavez (Legend)
  • Hector Camacho Sr. (Legend)
  • Hector Camacho Jr. (Retired)
  • Jake LaMotta (Legend)
  • Wladimir Klitschko
  • Vitali Klitschko
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Lucian Bute
  • Murodjon Akhamadaliev
  • Israil Madrimov
  • Bektemir Melikuziev
  • Sharkhram Giyasov
  • Dimitry Bivol

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. Finally, if you wanna join in the conversation about boxing and other sports games, consider becoming an SGO Insider.

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