Tyson Fury calls out EA to bring back Fight Night series with concept cover

It's been almost a decade since the last release, but could the infamous boxing title be set for a Next Gen return?

There's been plenty of talk in recent weeks to suggest that it might. Here is everything we know so far.

Fight Night Returns

We'll be honest, we never thought that we'd see another Fight Night title.

The boxing title was first released in 2004 and had five instalments before being discontinued after the 2011 release.

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FN CHAMPIONS! The 2011 release is an absolute classic!
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FN CHAMPIONS! The 2011 release is an absolute classic!

And whilst we have had a series of great fighting titles in the time since - the likes of the UFC series and fantasy fighters such as Tekken - there hasn't been any significant boxing titles since.

Is EA looking into the possibility of bringing it back?

Eddie Hearn Teases Revival

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn was the first to spark excitement amongst Fight Night fans when he revealed that he had pitched a new Fight Night Champions idea to EA Sports.

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Speaking back in March 2020, Hearn said the following:

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"I've got a few ideas in the fire on Fight Night Champions. I've got this little Fight Night idea which I've pitched to EA Sports. It's not just a virtual game. It's much more complicated than that."

"I had a call with EA Sports the other day. I keep telling them - every time I mention Fight Night on social media it goes mad!"

"The return of Fight Night would be huge."

But since discussing the title on Instagram live almost 12 months ago, little more had been said about the title.

Until now.

Tyson Fury

If the Gypsy King wants it, then who are we to argue with him?

Tyson Fury put a post out on social media over the weekend with a mock-up cover of a proposed Fight Night release, calling for EA to bring the title back.

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GYPSY KING! Fury wants a Fight Night reboot!
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GYPSY KING! Fury wants a Fight Night reboot!

Now whilst the cover may look like a legitimate release at first glance, it is actually a fan-made design from @MerisDesigns.

It's not an official confirmation that it's coming just yet, but the high profile coverage of the game can only help the cause!

DAZN

And if Tyson Fury wasn't enough, streaming service DAZN has also taken to social media to give their opinion on a release.

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CANELO! The PFP King would be UNREAL on Fight Night!
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CANELO! The PFP King would be UNREAL on Fight Night!

They opted for pound-for-pound great Canelo Alvarez on their cover, but their stance is still the same. Get it done EA!

EA have proven their worth on the fighting front with the UFC franchise, so now it's time to get the boxing back on track!