After the runaway success of Tracksuit Manager, which put the player in the boots of a football club boss, comes Boxing Manager. Same ideas, new sport.
Your stable can cope with up to five boxers, so a day in the life of a manager starts in the office trying to fix up some fights for hyour boxers. There are two governing bodies in the game, the World Council of International Boxing and the Federation of World Boxing. All your boxers start off right at the bottom of the list of graded boxers and fights can only be arranged with boxers of a similar class.
Things to consider when fixing up a fight include just how much of the gate money you're prepared to take and which governing body you want to supervise the fight (because they each class boxers differently). Once a fight is arranged the best thing to do is check on the boxer and decide which are his strengths and weaknesses, then advise the trainer on what the boxer should be concentrating on. You can also call a scout to spy on the opponent and report back on his strengths and weaknesses.
Then the big day arrives and you can watch your boy in action. Two commentators tell you what's happening during the 10-round bout and at the en of every round you play second, administering the cold iron to bruises and the sponge to the face.
Pick your opponents well, keep your boxers happy and in tip-top condition and you may just produce a champion.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND
The sound effects are fine - unnecessary, but fine (the cat in the hallway will get on your nerves sooner not later, though). The graphics are fine too, being rather well drawn. Looks and sounds better than you would expect for a management game.
It's not as deep as most football management games but it's still complex enough to keep you at it for a while.
If you're a management game freak you may find it a little too shallow to have you up all night, but if you've never dipped your toes into the management scene this could be just the thing to get you hooked.