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Roster List for Fight Night Champion

by: Dabe ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

As with most fighting or sports games, it is important to know the roster with which you're playing. This is the case with the new Fight Night Champion game, utilizing a 50 deep list of fighters. This article provides a list and some analysis on the chosen roster for the game.

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    Fight Night Champion is the next iteration of the popular Boxing series of video games created by EA Sports. This release continues on from the fourth installment, which was met with equal amounts criticism and praise, after a two year hiatus for the franchise. In a departure from previous titles, the aesthetic direction of the game is said to create a grittier or more real interpretation of the sport, with a darker gloss layed over the animations, visuals and presentation. With a demo for the game already released in anticipation, players will notice the similarities and differences between this new game and previous ones.

    The big news however, like most fighting based games, is on who you can play as in the game. To this end there are fifty boxers to choose from in the Fight Night Champion roster, each a caricature of a real life legend or big name in the sweet science. Although there are some discrepancies with balance -- given the propensity for boxing fans to hale the heavier weights over smaller ones -- the Fight Night roster is full of different styles and attributes to suit almost anyone. This article will serve as a full listing of the Fight Night Champion roster, with each fighter and their respective weight class being shown.

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    Heavyweight Class of The Fight Night Champion Roster

    • Muhammad Ali
    • Cristobal Arreola
    • Eddie Chambers
    • Fight 007   Eric Esch (Butterbean)
    • George Foreman
    • Joe Frazer
    • David Haye
    • Evander Holyfield
    • Vitali Klitschko
    • Wladimir Klitschko
    • Lennox Lewis
    • Sonny Liston
    • Tommy Morrison
    • Mike Tyson
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    Light Heavyweight

    • Joe Calzaghe
    • Chad Dawson
    • Bernard Hopkins
    • Roy Jones Jr.
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    Middleweights of The Fight Night Champion Roster

    • Marvin Hagler
    • Danny Jacobs
    • Jake Lamotta
    • Fight 008   Erislandy Lara
    • Sugar Ray Leonard (also WW)
    • Peter Manfredo Jr.
    • Carlos Monzon
    • Sergio Mora
    • Anthony Mundine
    • Kelly Pavlik
    • Ray Robinson
    • Jermaine Taylor
    • Fernando Vargas
    • Ronald “Winky" Wright
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    Welterweight Boxers of The Fight Night Champion Roster

    • Emanuel Augustus
    • Tim Bradley
    • Fight 005   Julio Cesar Chavez
    • Miguel Cotto
    • Oscar De La Hoya
    • Roberto Duran
    • Ricky Hatton
    • Thomas Hearns
    • Kendall Holt
    • Zab Judah
    • Shane Mosley
    • Manny Pacquiao
    • Victor Ortiz
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    Lightweight

    • Diego Corrales
    • Robert Guerrero
    • Jesse James Leija
    • Vinny Paz
    • Pernell Whitaker
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    Featherweight

    • Billy Dib
    • Yuriokris Gamboa
    • Kevin Kelly
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    Bantamweight

    • Nonito Donaire
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    Summation of The Fight Night Champion Roster

    It remains to be seen how the lack of depth in the lower weight classes impacts on the career or “Champion" mode in the game. Furthermore, the Fight Night Champion roster includes up to fourteen different fighters in the upper weight classes, surely creating an entertaining set of opponents if you create a larger character to play as.

    There are few exceptions as far as the obvious picks go, with Tyson, Ali, Leonard, De La Hoya, Foreman and existing fighters like Haye, the Klitschko brothers and Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately, a glaring hole insofar as currently relevant fighters, the Fight Night Champion roster excludes one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in Floyd Mayweather. Furthermore, upcoming Briton Amir Khan is a miss for a roster that spans multiple generations of ability & champions.

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