Did you know there used to be a sort of “fight club” in the White House, and it was led by a well-known American president? In today’s latest “Rulers of the Ring,” Ziggurat Interactive is going to tell you all about Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, his love of boxing, and his habit of challenging White House visitors. Also, Teddy is one of the boxers you’ll encounter in Ziggurat’s upcoming sports management simulation, World Championship Boxing Manager™ 2 — coming to PC on January 17, 2023!
President Theodore Roosevelt was a boxing fan long before he sat in the White House. Roosevelt was a member of Harvard’s boxing and wrestling clubs, and while he never took the title of “Champion” in either one, he still enjoyed both sports and continued to participate in boxing after leaving school. Unfortunately, his love of challenging people to box him at the White House would end his career — as a US Army artillery officer, Capt. Daniel T. Meade delivered the blow that detached Roosevelt’s left retina, leaving him blind in that eye and forcing him to retire from the sport. Speaking on the subject, Roosevelt said, “...the sight has been dim ever since… Accordingly, I thought it better to acknowledge that I had become an elderly man and would have to stop boxing.” While that was the end of his boxing story, you’ll be able to encounter the boxing president in World Boxing Championship Manager™ 2!
Features of World Championship Boxing Manager™ 2 include:
- An awesome stable of sluggers and staff, including iconic licensed characters, Sue “Tiger Lily” Fox, Rocky Marciano™ and Sugar Ray Robinson™!
- 32-bit visuals with modern features, including dynamic lighting and a fight cam to watch your fighter duke it out in real-time
- An extensive skill system lets players build the boxer of their dreams. Be it a hard-hitting ring king, a one-punch wonder, or a super stamina warrior of the knock-down-drag-out fight; it’s up to the player to create a training path to victory.
- A complete hiring system gives players the power to select the best training team (and business managers) for their fighters — even if some of that staff might be a little unorthodox!
- Twitch integration allows streamers and their viewers to take part in the boxing experience together with viewer-triggered random in-game events that can help or hinder the player.
- Jam-packed with the humor, heart, and personality that made the original game so popular!
World Championship Boxing Manager™ 2 will be available for PC via Steam on January 17, 2023, with plans to launch on consoles at a later date.
Wishlist World Championship Boxing Manager™ 2 on Steam here.
About Ziggurat Interactive
Ziggurat Interactive is an independent developer and publisher of new and old video games. Breathing new life into titles lost to time, they restore the past, remaster classic moments and reimagine retro gaming experiences.
Established in 2019, the company has published over 100 titles across multiple digital platforms. Ziggurat Interactive is the home of BloodRayne, The Boy & His Blob, Slave Zero X and more beloved titles of the past.
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