NextVR Is Bringing Boxing Highlights to Virtual Reality
In the past, we have seen virtual reality being used for various purposes—from education to entertainment and to tours. We have also seen virtual reality being used in streaming video content from shows and concerts to viewers all around the world. NextVR live broadcasting platform only recently used virtual reality to live-stream musical concerts to fans all around the world and they are now making their move into sports with the very entertaining genre of boxing.
Golden Boy Promotions and NextVR have started working together to bring virtual reality highlights from the Canelo Alvarez (47–1–1, 33 KOs) vs. Amir Khan (31–4, 19 KOs) fight, which was originally live on pay-per-view from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. The highlights will be available for free.
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NextVR Live Broadcasting Platform’s Standout Features
NextVR live broadcasting platform’s immersive content will allow fans weigh in on the pre-fight training with Canelo and ultimately bring them into the ring to see Canelo take down Kahn in the sixth round. This will bring the viewer’s closer than ever to the fight and all that happens before it. This experience will be similar to being on the front row seats—or perhaps even better. And what’s great about it is that the VR content will be available for free.
“Golden Boy Promotions is fully committed to giving fans the best possible experience, and our partnership with NextVR takes that experience to the next level,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Short of being in the ring with Canelo, virtual reality offers the clearest picture of what it’s like to box the biggest star in the sport.”
“I worked with NextVR during my training camp for Canelo vs. Khan and the results were fantastic,” said professional boxer Canelo Alvarez. “I am looking forward to have my fans witness what it feels like to be in the ring on a personal level and I trust NextVR to deliver an exciting and explosive experience.”
Fans will also be able to see a powerful training session in virtual reality as Canelo prepares for his fight from his gym in San Diego. Also available on the NextVR app are behind-the-scene footage and they will be available for a month.
To watch the fight, you will have to download the official app for the NextVR live broadcasting platform, which you can find on the Oculus Home app store. The highlights promise to be exciting, and the fact that NextVR made this content available to consumers impresses everyone.