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Decapitate Your Opponents With David Haye's Knockout for iPhone

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.



The game is apparently stupid bloody, which can go one of two ways: It might be a bit weird, or it might be the most hilariously awesome boxing game ever.

From the press release:

"I've always loved the idea of having my own video game," said Haye. "In David Haye's Knockout, fans can play as me and bash the living daylights out of my opponent. Also, once you reach a certain level of expertise, the game can get quite technical, and I've actually tried implementing tactics I'm working on in the gym to bring down the big Russian opponent on the game. I'm already an expert at it."

"David Haye's Knockout returns gaming to its origins and the fundamentals are self-explanatory," said Danny, formerly of award-winning developer Bizarre Creations. "You simply touch one of the gloves on the screen to chuck a fist at the opponent and continue doing so until your heart's content. You then progress to dodging punches with finger swipes and landing multiple punch combinations."

Easy to learn, but tough to master, David Haye's Knockout places just as much emphasis on evasiveness and defence as it does on the crucial finishing blow. However, should Haye do enough damage to the Russian, there's a good chance you'll see the beaten man's head fly off and land in a ringside seat.

"I really liked the idea of that and it amused me a lot when I first saw it happen," said Haye. "It amuses me even more to know that a certain Eastern European might get slightly upset and mistake this game for a crystal ball.

"I also love the fact that you can taunt and trash-talk your opponent by shaking the phone. As you can imagine, tactics like that are right up my street."

I don't have an iPhone, but I think if I did, I might try this thing out. Someone do it and let me know if the decapitation is cool.

I think what most amuses me about this decapitation nonsense he's obsessed with is the fact that I saw him fight Nikolai Valuev.

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