Newark's Chad '2 Slick' Sugden to feature in ESports Boxing Club
Boxer Chad ‘2 Slick’ Sugden is getting ready to make his debut in a different kind of ring when a new ESports Boxing Club video game goes live this summer.
Built by fight fans for fight fans, ESBC is a boxing game for major video game consoles.
Todd Grisham, ESBC’s executive vice-president of business affairs and director of talent acquisition, said boxing fans could expect to play the biggest boxing game of the year.
Newark’s Suggy’s Gym 26-year old said it was a dream to feature in the game.
“What kid doesn’t dream of being on a video game?” said Sugden, whose last two professional fights were with Hennessy Sports and Matchroom Boxing.
“To be able to play as myself against all the boxing legends and stars of today is a real privilege.”
“Just like all the Sugden boys, Chad is known for never taking a step back, biting down on his gum shield and going for glory,” said Grisham, who will also be one of the voices on the soon to be released video game.
“That’s exactly the kind of fighter we want in ESBC.”
Head coach at Suggy’s Gym Dean Sugden said: “It’s great news for us all here at Castlegate and fantastic for Chad that he has been asked to be involved.
“I’m sure all the amateur boxers down at Newark ABC and Suggy’s Gym will love it — Chad’s absolutely right when he says being on a video game is something everything kid dreams of.
“And talking of dreams — anyone who knows Chad or has seen him fight will know that the tattoos on his arm are of boxing legends.
“Who knows, he could actually be matched against one of them in a video game, which would certainly be a dream come true for him.”
Currently in the alpha stage, ESBC will launch into early access this summer.