Boxer Chad ‘2 Slick’ Sugden is preparing to make his debut in a different type of ring when a new ESports Boxing Club video game goes live this summer.
Developed by fight fans for fight fans, ESBC is a boxing game for large video game consoles.
Todd Grisham, executive vice president of business affairs at ESBC and director of talent acquisition, said boxing fans can expect to play the biggest boxing game of the year.
Newark’s Suggy’s Gym, 26, said it was a dream to be in the game.
“What kid doesn’t dream of being in a video game?” said Sugden, whose last two professional bouts were with Hennessy Sports and Matchroom Boxing.
“It is a real privilege to be able to play against all boxing legends and stars today.”
“Like all the Sugden boys, Chad is known for never stepping back, biting his gum protection and gaining fame,” said Grisham, who will also be one of the voices for the upcoming video game.
“That’s exactly the kind of fighter we want in ESBC.”
Suggy’s Gym Head Coach Dean Sugden said, “It’s great news for all of us here in Castlegate and fantastic for Chad to be asked to participate.
“I’m sure all the amateur boxers at Newark ABC and Suggy’s Gym will love it – Chad is absolutely right when he says that a video game is everything a child can dream of.
“And when you talk about dreams, anyone who has known Chad or seen him fight will know that the tattoos on his arm are boxing legends.
“Who knows, he could actually face one of them in a video game, which would surely be a dream come true for him.”
ESBC is currently in the alpha phase and will be launched early this summer.