Boxing using new technology to measure speed/power

by Ronnie Nathanielsz | source: boxingscene.com
 

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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AceAtGSU site profile image  

2/1/12 8:58 PM by AceAtGSU

Indeed it is sir, indeed it is.

French Fries Malone site profile image  

2/1/12 6:49 PM by French Fries Malone

Lol

notsobigmike site profile image  

2/1/12 5:51 PM by notsobigmike

But those aren't the end-all factors.For example, Vitor might have a power (and speed) advantage over Anderson, but Anderson's timing and precision can overcome those advantages to both outstrike and KO the opponent.

American_Ninja site profile image  

2/1/12 5:34 PM by American_Ninja

 Would be better if they were just microphones.

BlueBerryMuffinTop site profile image  

2/1/12 4:01 PM by BlueBerryMuffinTop

I think this would really kind of in a way be bad for the sport. If you get a fight, and then can go compare you and your opponents striking speeds and power seems kind of weird to me, I love the whole feeling of going in there not really knowing for sure who will have the speed/power advantages, if ya know what I mean. If you already know those two things, if kind of already answers two of the questions its fun to get to know when they are fighting. Maybe I just am too picky an MMA fan.

Fillthy site profile image  

2/1/12 2:49 PM by Fillthy

If you think scoring is esoteric and ambiguous now, wait until the statisticians get involved.

Chuckles site profile image  

2/1/12 2:46 PM by Chuckles

Yeah, I can foresee a day when half of judging is data analysis. There are the intangible components which require human intuition but the power/speed/landing stats would be pretty solid.

Elhoffo site profile image  

2/1/12 2:16 PM by Elhoffo

This would help judging quite a lot if you could actually know if a punch lands and if it connects with enough power to cause damage.

brune90 site profile image  

2/1/12 1:27 PM by brune90

Diaz statistics274 body punches Avg Speed 32 MPH4 Power Punches Avg Speed 55 MPH

Crush Crawfish site profile image  

2/1/12 12:44 PM by Crush Crawfish

Not Shane Carwin's glove.



 

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