A Brief Introduction to LOB

Legends of Boxing was created in 2003 and released as a free print-and-play PDF. From 2004 to 2011, hundreds of fighters were rated both by the game designer as well as LOB players around the world. The updated ratings were kept in a terrific Excel workbook created by Rocco Del Sesto. Also in 2005, an impressive computer (Windows) version of LOB was created by Bill Salm which won-over hundreds of players over the years. Many still play it today, even though it's not up-to-date, so that speaks volumes of Bill's work! Finally in 2019, the time came for this game to be remade as a professional commercial product and we endeavor to offer the quality game we thought we'd never see!

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.

Acknowlegements

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

Free Downloads:

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.

NOTE: LOB is coming March 25th! See our News section for details

LOB Scoresheet.pdf

Download this one-page file and print as many as you need!

Advanced LOB: Modes & Options

Bob Bickart has been tinkering and shared his personal version of the charts providing more narrative. Also there are some rules for reach advantage and mode execution! Check it out!

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!