Well I finally finished a career. *sniff* Is there life after boxing?
Anyway, the way it ended was definitely a letdown. Tells me I'm retiring and then sends me back to the main screen, you gotta do more than that man! Anyway, here's my save from the month before in case you want to tinker around, and no fair making the game harder because I still have great boxers!
I think the retirement bug is because none of the other boxers ever age, I'm pretty sure they stay the same age forever, although I haven't specifically tested that to prove it.
You're gonna have to change the ranking system a bit. Once I reach champion my guy usually fights the same 5 guys for the rest of his career, that's pretty boring. When someone loses they're gonna need to be sent down a ways, or at least refused another title shot for a good while.
I had a thought... let anyone in the top 10 be able to challenge for the title, but add some politics. The simulator might say no, it might say yes any particular time, like the sanctioning bodies do in real life (and no one can figure out their system). If you've asked once and been told no you'd best not ask again for a while either! We could also have eliminator bouts like they do in real life. #3 and #7 fight and the winner gets the next title shot, but then #2 is a mandatory afterward.
In real life a few losses, particularly by KO can send a fighter to the scrap heap, he'll have to work his way back up and might never get another title shot. Maybe if a top 10 fighter loses twice he gets sent back into the 30s and has to fight his way back to the top, losing valuable time.
Much as I hate to say it, we should probably make it the top 15 fighters that can only fight a couple times a year, and we'd need some more purse increases for those top guys.
Thinking of sanctioning bodies, we ought to have a name for the belts, even if it's the UBM welterweight championship, just so it sounds nice.