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HBO Boxing is a standard boxing game with the Home Box Office (HBO) license, known for their boxing broadcasts and events and over 35 real-life legendary fighters including Sugar Ray Robinson, George Foreman, Rocky Marciano, Hector "Macho" Camacho, Roy Jones Jr. among many others.

The standard modes apply such as Exhibition, Career, Tournament as well as a Quickbout which lets a player go into a quick match with the computer selecting the boxers, arenas, etc. Players can also create their own boxer with a variety of stats including speed, stamina, etc. along with the sex of the fighter. Using this fighter, the player can fight their way through the ranks of professional boxing from local arenas to big time Pay-Per-View events.

Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant, and Harold Lederman also lend their voice talents for in-game commentary.


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Sports Gaming Network Dec 27, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Dec, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 5.5 out of 10 55
PSM Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 15, 2001 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
IGN Dec 07, 2000 3 out of 10 30
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 3 out of 10 30
GameSpot Dec 08, 2000 2.7 out of 10 27


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Big John WV (27218) added HBO Boxing (PlayStation) on Jan 26, 2009