Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 100
    With sharp new features, graphics, and controls, Knockout Kings 2001 owns the PlayStation boxing ring.
  2. The greatest Boxing game on the PS period!
  3. More of a thinking man's boxing game, full of strategy, personality, and fire. Take the career mode for a spin and you'll fell all the pain, frustration, and joy that a boxing career will bring.
  4. Easily the best iteration of the series thus far, thanks to improved AI, cleaner graphics, and tighter controls.
  5. Featuring major improvements over last year's KK2000 -- including brilliant commentary and much improved player control -- this updated version is easily the best boxing game on the market.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KarlD.
    Jan 6, 2002
    Well surely the best boxing game on the playstation. When you get into it is really fun especially in the 2-player mode. I do not like much the sport, but it is a quite enjoyable game. Full Review »