Firstly if you are a real die hard boxing fan, then maybe, maybe it could get 3 stars ***.
But for the average gamer, the controls really truely let this game down. The grahics and the boxing action is brilliant and while arcadey, this very much feels like real boxing; even more than the Fight Night series, as you are using the wii remote and can do flash knockdowns like in the real sport.
But sadly the most important aspect of the game, the controls, ruins the experience. You just dunno what your gonna get when you throw a punch. For example you could throw 10 jabs, but your fighter might throw 4 jabs, 5 hooks and an uppercut. Its so annoying i just close my eyes and start windmilling :). Every other aspect of the game is fine, such a shame.