Fight Night Franchise Could Be Making A Stunning Return On PlayStation 4
UPDATE: Claressa Shields has come out to clarify that she was mistaken when she named the Fight Night series. She has confirmed that it was Round4Round Boxing that she would feature in and not a new Fight Night title.
ORIGINAL: EA Sports could be eyeing up a return for its fan-favourite Fight Night series on PlayStation 4.
Speaking to FightHype, American boxer Claressa Shields dropped a bombshell that Sony's console will be the home of a new boxing title.
She said: "And I got a call the other day the PS4 is coming out with Fight Night 4, I believe.
"They wanna have me on the game system -- I'm stoked!"
Shields' mention of Fight Night on PS4 has left boxing fans hyped with anticipation for an official announcement.
"The wait for a Boxing Video game is almost over!!!! LETTTSSSSS GGGGGOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!" one fan said.
Someone else posted: "I'm the happiest person in the world right now, no lie."
A third wrote: "DLC for fight night 4?? S**t I'll fire the ps3 back up for tht [sic]!!"
A fourth added: "Im making the Aj vs Ruiz rematch in Mexico [sic]."
But many fans have questioned if Shields has the right franchise, mainly for how Fight Night Round 4 was released a decade ago for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and mobile.
Fans have quickly pointed out that the former unified super middleweight champ might have been thinking of another boxing title like Round4Round Boxing or Hardknock Nights.
Ring News24 reached out to EA Sports for clarification on Shields' comments.
A spokesperson for the company said: "Thanks for getting in contact. We have nothing to announce at this time."
The beloved Fight Night series started in 2004 with Fight Night 2004's release on PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
While the series would produce four sequels, boxing fans have been waiting for a new entry since the release of Fight Night Champion in 2011 for PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS devices.
Anthony Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, teased fans during a Twitter Q&A last October about talks that he had with EA Sports about a Fight Night reboot.
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