Fight Night Champion notably included bare-knuckle fighting during the prison chapters of its narrative mode, but the fighters in the main roster didn't participate in such bouts. Now some will. The game's first DLC extension, due out next Tuesday, adds bare-knuckle "Old School Rules" to online and offline play.
Bare-knuckle boxing will play out like the prison sequences - no timed round, no referee, last man standing. So you can get in all the nutshots and headbutts you like. The DLC arrives March 29 for Xbox 360, March 30 on PS3.
Not every licensed fighter on the game's roster will be available in Old School Rules; in fact, most of the big names wouldn't agree to participate in it. They are: Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko
The DLC package will also deliver the five legendary boxers leaked out in a video earlier in the month: Jack Johnson [pictured above], Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Floyd Patterson.