Heavy-D! was once a famous professional boxer, but was expelled from competition due to seriously injuring a fighter during battle. Heavy D! kept his form fighting on the streets. One day he received an invitation to the '94 tournament. He teamed up with his friends Lucky Glauber and Brian Battler to form the American Sports Team. Even though they failed in the tournament, Heavy D! wanted to try again the following year. Unfortunately, Brian's football team went to the Superbowl so they couldn't participate in KOF. Like his teammates, Heavy D!'s invitation is unluckily snatched by opposing teams in this series and other games as a running gag.
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The King of Fighters '94


The King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match

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Page Updated:  July 7th, 2021

Heavy D is a fairly cool boxer design introduced in the first installment of King of Fighters. He somewhat legitimizes the KOF "Sports Team". While Lucky & Brian represent mainstream American sports (and don't make much sense in a fighting game), Heavy D is actually a boxer... AKA... a fighter. What a concept! 

For some reason or another, SNK didn't feel like developing Heavy D much after KOF '98, besides just sticking him in a few backgrounds & endings. I think he could've turned out to be better design if they developed him further and maybe updated his outfit a bit... I wonder if he'll ever make a comeback. Something tells me he will. :)

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