Warp Zoned writes:
"As one of the first games to be presented by a professional athlete, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! would pave the way for the cover athletes (and “Madden Curse” victims) regularly employed by EA Sports in Madden NFL Football. But its real claim to fame might be its larger-than-life stable of characters. Stereotypical though they may be, they’re also extremely memorable, and probably helped inspire Capcom to go all out with Street Fighter II‘s roster a decade later."