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Knockout Kings (series)
Basic Information
Type(s)
Series
EA Sports
Boxing, Sports
Game Boy Color, GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Xbox
File:Knockoutkings.jpg

Screenshot of Knockout Kings.

Knockout Kings is a series of boxing games that were produced by EA Sports for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Color and GameCube yearly between 1998 and 2003.

Knockout Kings gives the user a chance to compete against 32 real fighters, such as Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Larry Holmes, Jake LaMotta, Roberto Durán, Alexis Argüello, and Ray Mancini. In the game's "slugfest" mode, fighters can knock each other out at any given moment of the fight, or suffer 6 or 7 knockdowns and still last for the whole fight.

There are several differences between Knockout Kings and real-life boxing careers. Championship bouts are only for 10 rounds and not for 12 as in real life. In the career mode of Knockout Kings, a fighter is made to retire right after winning the title and defending it for only the first time. Also, Knockout Kings does not have women's boxing. The exception being the PlayStation version of Knockout Kings 2001.[citation needed]

Before releasing Knockout Kings, Electronic Arts released its first 3D boxing game, Foes of Ali, for the 3D0 in 1995. While there are a few similarities between the two games, Foes of Ali was developed by a different team, Gray Matter and as such, is not regarded as a true prequel.

Knockout Kings 2001[]

Knockout Kings 2001 features many well known boxers such as Muhammed Ali, Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano, Michael Grant, Lennox Lewis, Joe Louis, and Jack Dempsey. It also features women's boxing and arenas such as Caesars Palace, Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, and the Roman Coliseum.

After Knockout Kings 2003, the series was canceled and replaced by Fight Night 2004.

Title Year Platforms
Knockout Kings 1998, 1999 PlayStation, Game Boy Color
Knockout Kings 2000 1999 PlayStation, Nintendo 64
Knockout Kings 2001 2000 PlayStation, PlayStation 2
Knockout Kings 2002 2002 PS2, Xbox
Knockout Kings 2003 2002 GameCube

Featured Boxers[]

Knockout Kings '99 [1][]

Heavyweights

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Butterbean
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Bob Foster
  • Virgil Hill
  • Larry Holmes
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Sonny Liston
  • Joe Louis
  • Rocky Marciano
  • Ray Mercer
  • Archie Moore
  • Michael Moorer
  • Ken Norton
  • Floyd Patterson
  • Earnie Shavers
  • Leon Spinks
  • David Tua

Middleweights

  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Roberto Duran
  • Marvin Hagler
  • Jake LaMotta
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Terry Norris
  • Ike Quartey
  • Pernell Whitaker

Lightweights

  • Alexis Arguello
  • Arturo Gatti
  • Genaro Hernandez
  • Junior Jones
  • Kevin Kelley
  • Ray Mancini
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Shane Mosley
  • Carlos Navarro
  • Aaron Pryor
  • Danny Romero

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Heavyweights

  • Muhammad Ali (PS1)/(N64)
  • Frank Bruno (PS1)
  • Eric "Butterbean" Esch (PS1)/(N64)
  • Jack Dempsey (PS1)
  • Joe Frazier (PS1)/(N64)
  • Michael Grant (PS1)
  • Larry Holmes (PS1)/(N64)
  • Evander Holyfield (PS1)/(N64)
  • Ingemar Johansson (PS1)
  • Lennox Lewis (PS1)/(N64)
  • Sonny Liston (PS1)
  • Joe Louis (PS1)
  • Rocky Marciano (PS1)
  • Archie Moore (PS1)
  • Ken Norton (PS1)
  • Floyd Patterson (PS1)
  • Earnie Shavers (PS1)
  • Leon Spinks (PS1)/(N64)
  • David Tua (PS1)/(N64)

Middleweights

  • Oba Carr (PS1)/(N64)
  • Julio César Chávez (PS1)
  • Héctor Camacho (PS1)
  • Oscar De La Hoya (PS1)/(N64)
  • Roberto Durán (PS1)/(N64)
  • Marvin Hagler (PS1)/(N64)
  • Thomas Hearns (PS1)
  • Jake Lamotta (PS1)
  • Sugar Ray Leonard (PS1)/(N64)
  • Bronco McKart (PS1)
  • Ike Quartey (PS1)/(N64)
  • David Reid (PS1)/(N64)
  • Ray Robinson (PS1)
  • Fernando Vargas (PS1)/(N64)
  • Pernell Whitaker (PS1)/(N64)

Lightweights

  • Alexis Argüello (PS1)/(N64)
  • Mark Johnson (PS1)
  • Kevin Kelley (PS1)/(N64)
  • Danny Lopez (PS1)
  • Ray Mancini (PS1)
  • Angel Manfredy (PS1)/(N64)
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. (PS1)/(N64)
  • Barry McGuigan (PS1)
  • Erik Morales (PS1)
  • Shane Mosely (PS1)/(N64)
  • Carlos Navarro (PS1)
  • Sean O'Grady (PS1)/(N64)
  • Pedro Pena (PS1)
  • Aaron Pryor (PS1)/(N64)
  • Danny Romero (PS1)/(N64)

Unlockable boxers Celebrity boxers

  • Marc Ecko (PS1)
  • Jermaine Dupri (PS1)
  • Tim Duncan (PS1)
  • Marlon Wayans (PS1)
  • Qtip (PS1)
  • O (PS1)
  • Ed Mahone (PS1)


Other boxers

  • Mills Lane, a famous referee. (PS1)/(N64)
  • Gargoyle, a gargoyle. (PS1)
  • Roswell, a alien. (PS1)
  • Smacko, a clown. (PS1)

Knockout Kings 2001[]

Heavyweights

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Frank Bruno
  • Eric "Butterbean" Esch
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Joe Frazier
  • Michael Grant
  • Larry Holmes
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Ingemar Johansson
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Sonny Liston
  • Joe Louis
  • Rocky Marciano
  • Archie Moore
  • Ken Norton
  • Floyd Patterson
  • Earnie Shavers
  • David Tua

Middleweights

  • Oba Carr
  • Rubin Carter
  • Julio César Chávez
  • Héctor Camacho
  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Roberto Durán
  • Vernon Forrest
  • Marvin Hagler
  • Thomas Hearns
  • Jake Lamotta
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Bronco McKart
  • Shane Mosley
  • Ike Quartey
  • David Reid
  • Ray Robinson
  • Fernando Vargas
  • Pernell Whitaker

Lightweights

  • Alexis Arguello
  • Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • Julio César Chávez
  • Diego Corrales
  • Zab Judah
  • Kevin Kelley
  • Danny Lopez
  • Ray Mancini
  • Angel Manfredy
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Barry McGuigan
  • Erik Morales
  • Johnny Tapia
  • Sean O'Grady
  • Paul Spadafora
  • Aaron Pryor
  • Danny Romero
  • Pernell Whitaker

Knockout Kings 2002[]

Heavyweights

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Butterbean
  • Joe Frazier
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Vitali Klitschko
  • Wladimir Klitschko
  • Lennox Lewis

Middleweights

  • Oba Carr
  • Rubin Carter
  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Bernard Hopkins
  • Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Félix Trinidad
  • Fernando Vargas

Lightweights

  • Roberto Durán
  • Zab Judah
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Barry McGuigan
  • Paul Spadafora
  • Johnny Tapia

Knockout Kings 2003[]

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Joe Frazier
  • Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Roberto Durán
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Sonny Liston
  • Rocky Marciano
  • Rubin Carter
  • Bernard Hopkins
  • Zab Judah
  • Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Barry McGuigan
  • Félix Trinidad
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Fernando Vargas
  • Eric "Butterbean" Esch

References[]

  1. Prima's Official Strategy Guide to Knockout Kings 2000

External links[]

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