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ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing

ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing
ABC Wide World of Sports Boxing

Floppy (3.5")2

Data East


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Release Date: 1/1/1991
Manufacturer: Data East
Donated By: Michael Kukuk
You play a rookie boxer trying to fight your way to the top. Fight bouts to win money, to pay for your training and manager. Ultimately fighting you way to the title "Champion".

TV Sports Boxing introduces many elements within the game, which among others may be categorized as the following:

Character Creation - The "campaign" version in TV Sports: Boxing allows you to start "a new career" of which you have to create a new "human player". Here you can customize your boxer, generally how he looks but more importantly what stats he begins, what style of boxing (ie. Boxer, Brawler, Dancer, Defensive) and which punch packs the most (ie. Jab, Cross, Uppercut).

Managing Bouts and Training- At the "Training Camp" you can meet up with your manager and your trainer.

The Manager sets up bouts for you to fight in the following month. Managers can only introduce bouts relevant to their "quality" of service. Better managers may be hired as they provide better paying bouts - and higher ranking opponents (though they also ask a higher wage). You must however, fire your current manager first and have adequate funds to hire a new one.

Each bout pays a certain amount of money. Regardless if you win or lose (minus manager cuts, trainer fees and training camp expenses).

The Trainer provides you with additional training per month, depending on his/her specialty stat (ie. Power, Stamina, Footwork, etc.) If you continue a successful career, better trainers will appear offering different types of services (which they also ask a higher fee, of course).

While meeting with the Trainer, you can also purchase equipment to increase your training (stats increase). There are 3 slots available for equipment. Equipment have a certain duration of time (months) expiration before it needs to be replaced.

Additionally, you can also view your character here, to view monthly stats increase, either obtained by training or by bouts (stats increase are automatic).

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