Old Fighters Return to the Ring With New Vigor: There was a time in the last century when the most popular spectator sports in America were baseball, horse racing and boxing. Baseball remains perhaps the game closest to this country's heart (hardly anyone seems to care about drug cheaters in football), and horse racing can still draw broad national interest during the Triple Crown season. Boxing has fallen the furthest. Off the top of your head, can you even name a contender for the heavyweight title?
Most sports video games are built around letting players try to emulate the stars of the moment. Every year the big publishers vie to put all-stars on the covers of their basketball, baseball and football titles. But what boxer in contention today could possibly enjoy enough mass recognition to move games in stores?