Fox Sports & NextVR To Bring Live Boxing In Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is on target to becoming one of the hottest trending tech advancements of 2016. Having been made famous essentially from what was only read in science fictions books as well as seen in science fiction movies, this head-mounted display tech is now becoming a real world phenomenon in what will very soon be seen in every household across the globe. Companies such as NextVR and IM360 have been filling the need for virtual reality providing consumers the ability to watch live sports with a VR headset. IM360 one of the leaders in immersive and interactive content paired up with boxing star David Haye "Hayemaker" the 16th of this month to feature the first-ever boxing match live in virtual reality. In what was a spectacular match against his opponent Mark "The Dominator" di Mori, Hayes knocked his opponent out in the 1st round within the first 131 seconds.

Now, NextVR is teaming up with FOX Sports in hopes to deliver championship boxing to the public in VR to deliver a truly immersive experience to fans of the boxing sport. After already pairing up with Tuner Sports and the NBA to bring the first-ever live streaming of the NBA season, NextVR is hoping to become one of a kind providing fans one of the best seats possible without ever having to leave the comfort of their home. Using the NextVR app from the NextVR portal will allow users to access the broadcasts as they become available. Among other content the live broadcasts will feature are commentary as well as providing statistical updates from the match.

The NextVR, during the live broadcasts, will set up multiple cameras around the ring to capture the boxing matches every moment in HD (high-definition) detail. The boxing match that NextVR is featuring next is said to be one of the most exciting matches in boxing. The match will feature undefeated fighter Danny "Swift" Garcia who is 31-0 with 18 KO's (knockouts) facing former three-division world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero who is 33-3-1 with 18 KO's, live at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. With VR bringing you close inside the ring so much you feel as if you are the one who is fighting, we are surely being spoiled with all the tech advances VR provides. Just be sure when you watch the boxing match in virtual reality you don't lose sight and hit your significant other.

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