As always, Fight Night: Round 3
allows you create your own boxer, right down to the weight class and style of fighting he uses. You can take this boxer on a career tour, hire a trainer, and sign for fights against various opponents. Before each fight, you set the level of intensity you want to train at and the game automatically calculates what skills increase (or decrease if you get injured). While it speeds the game along, this eliminates those fun mini-games you got to play to up your stats.
If you donít want to create your own boxer and instead want to jump right into a fight, there are a great number of pre-created boxers based on real life heroes of the ring. This is also where you can partake in the PSP only game mode, Rival Challenges. These are basically replacements to the mini-games that were taken out, and feature a number of different challenges you must accomplish in the ring in order to advance to newer ones.
But Fight Night wouldnít be Fight Night without plenty of unlockables. As you progress through your Career mode, you earn money and some of this money can be spent on unlocking various items for your boxer. Some items, like intro music, are strictly cosmetic, while others actually improve your stats.
Fight Night: Round 3 also features online and Ad Hoc Multiplayer modes. While playing online, you have access to stat tracking and match options, adding a lot to the replay value of this game.