Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed his plans to create a boxing video game to rival EA SPORTS’ popular Fight Night franchise.
Eddie Hearn has promoted many of the biggest fights in recent years even including top YouTuber bouts such as the Logan Paul vs KSI rematch.
The Matchroom Boxing promoter revealed that he was looking into a new boxing-related venture, however, sharing plans to create a video game that would rival EA's classic Fight Night series.
Many fans still consider the Fight Night series to be among the best boxing games of all time despite the most recent, Fight Night Champion, being released in 2011.
During his Instagram Live on April 11, Eddie Hearn revealed that he approached EA SPORTS about releasing a sequel for the popular series and claimed that they had shown little interest in returning to boxing.
"Fight Night 3 I’ve answered those questions about EA SPORTS, do you know what EA SPORTS don’t really seem interested in boxing and Fight Night," he revealed.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 11, 2020
Hearn shared that he was going to take it upon himself and explained to fans that he was considering setting up his own game to rival Fight Night.
“Should I just do one myself? I have got a few other interesting projects coming around,” Hearn asked.
Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, who is an avid boxing fan, was in Hearn’s chat at the time and seemingly also showed interest in making the game a reality.
“We’ll start our own rival game to the EA SPORTS Fight Night, me and the one and only big K, Prince Khalid,” Hearn explained, telling the Prince to message him, “I’m going to release a new boxing game, f*ck it.”
Despite apparently showing little interest in a new boxing title, EA has not completely pulled out of fighting games as they are due to release the fourth edition of the UFC game series in 2020, seemingly shifting their focus to MMA in recent years.