HBO Sports is seeking permission from the Texas Commission to use some new technology on the non-televised undercards an upcoming show. Texas in turn asked HBO Sports to seek WBC approval.
HBO Sports Boxing producer Jon Crystal explans. “For the past 3 years we have been working on wrist based sensor devices that would allow us to measure in real time the speed and force of punches thrown. To date, the sensors have been approved and used in Nevada, California, New Jersey, Michigan, Foxwoods and Washington, D.C. on close to 40 different professional bouts. In addition, 6 other commissions have indicated their support going forward.”
“The unit itself is 1” x 1” and is applied to the inside of the wrist, on top of the commission approved wraps and protected by the padding in the wrist of the glove. The unit weighs 0.2 ounces. In addition to the 60 plus professional fighters who have worn these in sanctioned bouts, we’ve tested on hundreds of fighters at various gyms and amateur events and have yet to have anyone who was even aware they were wearing them.”
“ We believe we are on the verge of a very exciting technological breakthrough that could create much interest and entertainment for boxing fans and would greatly appreciate your support in approving us for testing on the upcoming event. ”
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