Golden Boy Promotions and NextVR have teamed up to deliver virtual reality highlights from the Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) vs. Amir “King” Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) fight, originally telecast live on pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Canelo vs. Khan virtual reality highlights will be offered for free.
The virtual reality Canelo vs. Khan highlights will be available for 30 days on the NextVR app for Gear VR owners.
NextVR’s immersive virtual reality highlights will bring fans to the weigh-in, to the pre-fight training room with Canelo and ultimately into the ring to experience Canelo take down Kahn with a devastating right hand in the sixth round.
“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 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.”
In addition to the VR boxing match, fans can watch a powerful training session in virtual reality as Canelo prepares for his fight from his gym in San Diego. The behind the scenes footage, released earlier this month, is also available on the NextVR app for 30 days.
How to watch Alvarez vs. Khan in virtual reality
To view the fight, fans may download the free NextVR app for Gear VR, available in the Oculus Home app store.