The Arena is an intergalactic boxing sport.
Set in 4038, the Arena is a sport where fighters of various races fight against each other. To ensure fairness in the games the handicapping system is used. The system uses some sort of energy beam to weaken the stronger fighter down to match the weaker fighter to ensure that the game regains competitive.
Prior to fifty years ago, Humans were active participants of the games, however due to the lack of regulation and sportsmanship, the Arena has become a little more than a bloodsport driving the Human champions out.
- The Arena (1989)