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Life In 360°: Life In 4×90 Degrees

I have good news and bad news for you, the bad news is we stand at the beginning of another Monday with the working week stretched out before us like some dark shadow. The good news (for me) is that this is beng written in a coffee house in London before Monday and Tuesday’s game jam and I have a cold bottle of coke on the company coin to pass the time. Something that I’m sure is of no comfort on a Monday morning but believe me when I say it is wholely responsible for keeping me going today. Which is just as well as it promises to be a rather busy one.

We’re sticking with sport today, but one we’ve not yet seen here in 360 degrees degrees, we’re off to swatch the a prizefighter of the ring indulge in a spot of fisticuffs. Yes, we’re going to watch some boxing in 360 degrees – or is that four lots of 90 degrees if we’re in a boxing ring? – courtesy of UK broadcaster ITV. The below video featuring a snippet of 27-year old British boxer Chris Eubank Jr. going through a sparring session was released by ITV in the run-up to his fight this last weekend, which was made available on pay per view (PPV) through a new service the broadcaster has released.

Clearly the sparring sessions were of benefit as Eubank Jr. won the IBO super-middleweight title from Australian Renold Quinlan via stoppage in the 10th round. You can check out the video below. VRFocus will be back with another of our scheduled visits to the world of 360 degree video on Wednesday, but keep an eye out for related news throughout the week.