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Description

In World Championship Boxing Manager the player can develop the careers of aspiring heavyweight boxers. The options are selected through an icon-based system, representing the manager's office.

Training the boxers involves deciding which areas they should work on, considering their strengths and weaknesses and any damage inflicted in previous fights, and those of their next opponent. There are 97 of these in the game, so reaching the top of the rankings will take about 15-20 fights. Choosing a beatable opponent who can get the fight as high up the Friday Night bill as possible, as well as negotiating the best financial deal and a mutually agreeable dare, are the main considerations.

Two different governing bodies are included in the game, each with subtly different rules. A fight in one set of rules won't be viewed quite as significantly by the other.

The matches are presented from the commentary box, with the two expert analysts exchanging textual descriptions of the key punches, and who is doing the best (a clue to how any judges’ decision would go). Before and during the fights the player can instruct the boxer as to what tactics to adopt.

Screenshots

World Championship Boxing Manager Amstrad CPC Loading screen.
World Championship Boxing Manager ZX Spectrum The game starts with the player entering their name
World Championship Boxing Manager Commodore 64 Your office.
World Championship Boxing Manager ZX Spectrum This is the third boxer and he's at national Standard

Promo Images

World Championship Boxing Manager Screenshot
World Championship Boxing Manager Magazine Advertisement
World Championship Boxing Manager Screenshot
World Championship Boxing Manager Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Campeonato Del Mundo Boxing Manager" -- Spanish Title

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 955 out of 1000 96
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 56 out of 100 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53
Play Time Atari ST Nov, 1991 50 out of 100 50
Play Time DOS Nov, 1991 50 out of 100 50
Play Time Amiga Nov, 1991 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 38 out of 100 38
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1990 33 out of 100 33

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Trivia

One of the game's 97 computer boxers was called Juan Montoya, many years before the similarly named (and very combative in his own right) racing driver emerged.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (23452), Sciere (779511), Kabushi (257593), Xoleras (66458) and Martin Smith (78683)
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