(Reuters) – Pillow combating is shifting out of the bed room and into the boxing ring when Pillow Struggle Championship (PFC) holds its first reside, pay-per-view occasion in Florida on Jan. 29.
Steve Williams, the person with the dream of turning childhood horseplay into knowledgeable fight sport, mentioned PFC delivers all of the drama of hand-to-hand fight with out the gore of blended martial arts or boxing.
“It isn’t one thing the place you sit there and snigger and feathers are flying,” Williams, CEO of PFC, advised Reuters.
“It is severe. It is hardcore swinging with specialised pillows.”
Though the female and male opponents in January’s occasion principally hail from the cutthroat worlds of MMA and boxing, youngsters will nonetheless sleep soundly after seeing the bouts.
“The one distinction between our fights and MMA fights is that no one will get harm,” he mentioned.
“The fighters do not prefer to get harm, and there is lots of people who do not need to see the blood. They need to see good competitors, they only do not need to see the violence.”
The truth that so many individuals grew up bashing their siblings, mates and fogeys with pillows makes the game relatable, which he hopes will assist faucet into a brand new viewers.
“You possibly can name it another sport, however we predict it may have mainstream attraction,” he mentioned.
“Take into consideration how they blended nation music with rap music and introduced these various audiences collectively. That is what we’re doing, and we hope it brings in a unique type of viewer.”
The three-round bouts can be accessible to view on sports activities streaming platform FITE.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Modifying by Ken Ferris)