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Jacobs-Quillin fight available in 360 degree virtual reality video

Virtual reality! 360 degrees! Innovation! The future!

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Here's a thing that is new and different from other things: last Saturday's Showtime main event between Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin is available in 360 degree virtual reality on various platforms, including YouTube.

Here's the press release bit about it:

NEW YORK, NY - December 8, 2015 - For the first time ever, a boxing match has been released in its entirety in 360 degree immersive virtual reality, as SHOWTIME captured the shocking first round TKO from Saturday night's main event between WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs' and previously undefeated challenger Peter Quillin. The all-Brooklyn main event has been made available in 360 video from ring-side, giving fans an unprecedented boxing experience. The virtual reality video engrosses viewers in the matchup of the top middleweights, facing off in the prime of their career, where Brooklyn's Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) won the "Battle For Brooklyn." The 360 footage is viewable on the SHOWTIME Sports' YouTube channel*, the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page, on the Samsung Gear VR via the MILK VR app and Littlestar VR apps for Samsung Gear VR, iOS and Android.

*For an optimal viewing experience without Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard, use a mobile device via YouTube:

Here's the YouTube video, which is best viewed as described above:

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