Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 100
    It is without a doubt the best sim-style boxing game on the PS2, and it makes "Ready 2 Rumble 2" look even sillier. But if you're expecting or are looking for a Rumble type game, steer clear of this title.
  2. Just a notch below eternal greatness.
  3. Absolutely outstanding, but there's still room for improvement.
  4. A thoroughly enjoyable two-player game knocked down by an over-too-soon Career mode.
  5. The game is virtually a carbon copy of the PSX version. However, the AI and control was tweaked just a wee bit in the positive direction.
User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SteveH.
    Mar 17, 2006
    the most realistic of all the knockout kings games. includes a good-sized roster of fighters too. other than the loading times, not too much to complain about. to give an example of how realistic it is, recently played the game with mosley vs. vargas. the fight was stopped due to a cut on vargas! just like the real fight! Full Review »
  2. RonnieP.
    Mar 22, 2002
    It's fun, but it's still far from perfection.