Axel Hawk is a retired
heavyweight boxing champion seeking to make his comeback. He retired from the
ring to stay in good health but was scouted by Wolfgang Krauser. Convinced of Krauser's skill, he agreed to be one of his three
defenders. However, Axel grew worried for his mother's well being while working
for the crimelord and quit crime after Krauser's defeat. He became Michael
Max's teacher soon after. In Fatal Fury Special, he adopted Michael Max's Hurricane Upper technique. His design is loosely based on retired professional boxer, George Foreman.