There are plenty of fighters in the world, but Fight Night Champion's Andre Bishop has one thing most others don't: The ability to stare intensely into the camera while delivering a motivational monologue.

Andre Bishop grew up in a gym. His pops was a fighter; a top ranked middleweight contender. He learned it from him. Or he learned the words from the script, written by Hollywood screenwriter Will Rokos. He crafted the story of a middleweight boxer from Philadelphia's rise from obscurity to fame that players will experience in Fight Night Champion's new story mode.

Having been born in Philadelphia myself, I have a thing for feel-good stories about Philly-based boxers making a name for themselves. I approve.

EA Sports suggests boxing fans become fans of the Fight Night Champion Facebook page to learn more about Andre Bishop's story.

Fight Night Champion is due out on March 1, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.