Float like a butterfly and sting like a Cruise Missile in Climax Studios' first attempt at the PlayStation 2 boxing genre, Title Defense. Once underway, players can match their abilities against a CPU or human opponent in an Exhibition Match, practice their face-thumping skills in Sparring, replay an already-fought two-player game in Shadow Mode, or fight for the championship belt in over an entire Career. An advanced AI system offers different boxing styles and the ability to adapt to user reactions, while their trainers offer legitimate real-time tips and hints on how to defeat their opponents. Other features include a realistic broadcast-style presentation, a full-on facial damage system, and motion-captured boxing animations that are supported by 5000-polygon models. Unfortunately for pugilism fans, Title Defense was quietly cancelled in early 2001 for reasons unknown.