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VIP BOXING ANNOUNCE BRITISH BOXING’S FIRST EVER VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST

VIP Boxing will broadcast British boxing’s first ever live, virtual reality show for FREE from their Liverpool Olympia tonight; Friday September 3rd. Fans tuning in will be able to get up, close and personal on ring walks and even imagine what it is like being in the ring fighting with VIP stars of tomorrow.


VIP Boxing have teamed up with the leaders in the field DigitalSelf® who have worked on some of the world’s biggest events including Wilder vs Fury 2.


DigitalSelf® Chief Strategic Officer, acclaimed producer Evan Shapiro is delighted to be working alongside VIP Boxing - one of British boxing’s fastest growing promotional companies.

He said: Thanks to an amazing collaboration with VIP Boxing – one of the UK’s premier promotions – DigitalSelf® is bringing the real-time, multi-sensory excitement of one of sports’ hottest tickets directly to fans around the world.”

In addition to the broadcast, DigitalSelf® can create fan zones where attendees will be able to hang out with friends and fellow fans from around the world, hear directly from athletes themselves, and get exclusive expert commentary - as if they were at the actual event.


Shapiro added: “We’ve brought to life a reimagined way of consuming live events without sacrificing the social elements the fan experience, and this fight card is just the beginning.” Shapiro added: “We’ve brought live events into extended reality, without sacrificing the social connections for fans - this fight card is just the beginning.”


VIP Boxing head, Steve Wood describes DigitalSelf® as “boxing’s real game changer.”

Those viewing will also be able to live the experience with friends and family, and watch from multiple viewpoints. Wood who has been promoting for 25 years says: “To be involved in the first ever live virtual reality boxing event in Britain is massive for us. “I’m not a technology wizard, but this stuff blows my mind. It is simply awesome. “To be able to view on your Phone, iPad or computer and think you are actually there in the flesh watching boxing is unbelievable.

“The work our friends at DigitalSelf® are doing is a real game changer and I expect it will not be long before other promoters are doing what we are on our Liverpool show.”


Fans can now download the Digital-Self® Web app from www.digitalselflive.com, DS

Boxing VR app is available to download in Oculus stores now. To view visit, www.digitalself.com and press live event.


The virtual reality broadcast begins at 7pm and the fights start at 7.20pm. Unfortunately the Bennet v Garner contest has been lost due to Covid but the event still features Tom Aitchison, Sean Arkwright, Tom Farrell, Marcus Molloy, Nathan Quarless and Matthew Rennie.


The card will also be broadcast live on VIP Boxing’s YouTube channel.





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