Styles Make Fights

If you are a boxing fan, you have undoubtedly heard that saying, which serves as the foundation of this game. There is a great deal of truth in those three words and Legends of Boxing is designed to bring that fistic chemistry to life.

A Brief Introduction to LOB

The core concept of Legends of Boxing is to depict fighter's strategies or “modes” and make them an integral part of a his ratings in this game. The action will reflect fighter’s tendencies to be defensive, fight from the outside, brawl on the inside, or "walk down" and pressure his opponent.

After countless simulated fights, Legends of Boxing (LOB) continues to improve. I still enjoy it as much as any other game. It is designed for solitaire play, allowing you to be the matchmaker and observer of the action. Best of all, I have enjoyed sharing my hobby with hundreds of other gamers all over the world.

Enjoy the game!

Gary Brown


Special Thanks to the following contributors:

  • LOB for Windows (discontinued, but much credit is due!) - Bill Salm (software, GUI, programming)
  • Fighter Ratings - Bill Salm, Rocco Del Sesto (Cardmaker), Ron Arnst, Jim Chaffin, Mike Schnepp, Tom Gerbasi, Keith Higdon
  • Play-testing: Jim Chaffin, Dave Arlington, Vinny Mancini, Jeff Downey, Keith Higdon, Nigel Ward, and Denis Quinn
  • Career Campaign Supplement - Nigel Ward


Click on the links (red lettering) below to begin downloading game files. The content of each download is described below. Fighter ratings are provided as a separate download, in the event that they are revised or expanded.

Warning - Low Blow

Legends of Boxing is protected by copyright law and is made available for personal entertainment purposes only. Any sale or redistribution of this work without the author's expressed written consent is strictly forbidden.

Legends of Boxing 2011

The current version of LOB, is designed to use Fast-Action Cards (FACs), but the game may still be played using dice as well. The FACs lend a smoother flow to the action. Updated instructions and the FAC deck are included. This zip file contains the following PDF documents:

  • Instructions: 7 pages
  • Game Charts
  • Mode Cards: 2 pages
  • FAC deck: 10 pages
  • Quick Reference Sheet
  • Printable score sheet

Note: Fighter ratings and auto-filled score sheets are found in the Fighter Ratings Workbook, downloaded separately below.

To Play this version of the game, you will need the following:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Excel (for the Fighter Ratings workbook below)
  • Cardstock 8.5"x11" (recommended for charts and the FACs)

LOB Fighter Ratings Wookbook (Updated March 2010)

This is Excel Workbook, designed by Rocco Del Sesto, has become the master source and score sheet accessory for LOB. It automates score sheets, enables you to print fighter cards and is the complete source for fighter ratings with over 1450 boxers.

Supplement: Career Campaigns

Nigel Ward provided the groundwork for taking fictitious fighters through an entire career. I've used it for two simulated careers and I'm looking forward to doing it again sometime.

Fighter Ratings June 2005 by Jim Chaffin

This spreadsheet contains 23 LHW and HW contenders. Thanks for the contribution Jim!