GP Editor Jamie Donnelly writes, "Fight Night: Champion was released into the gaming world this month, and it promised to be the grittiest and darkest entry in the franchise to date. The game contained something rarely, if ever, seen in an EA sports title; an actual story mode. This wasn’t just a case of start as a nobody and work your way up to heavyweight champion. Those stories are fit for retro, ladder style arcade boxing games, and it is a dull story that has persevered for too long in sports games. Fight Night: Champion involves the dark issues that are always rumoured to surround real boxing; match-fixing, blackmail, and betrayal. It was a brave move by EA, but it was also a welcome one that seems to have paid off. The question that remains is will EA take this new gritty storyline formula and apply it to the other titles under its belt? I take a look at what other sporting titles might look like if given the realism makeover."