A bewildering video of ‘Professional Pillow Fighting’ has taken the internet by storm over the weekend, leaving boxing enthusiasts scratching their heads in disbelief.
This novel form of ‘sport’ has gained attention and even found a spot on ESPN broadcasts in the United States, featuring matches that unfold within boxing rings.
The emergence of the Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) has sparked curiosity among fans and critics alike. The PFC stands as the world’s premier professional pillow-fighting sports association, introducing an entirely new dimension to the combat sports arena.
According to the PFC’s website, the vision behind the concept is to create a sport that appeals to a broad international family audience. This fusion involves the incorporation of the ancient ‘pillow’ weapon with experienced MMA stars and boxers, all adhering to strict rules.
The PFC doesn’t merely focus on intense pillow fighting but also emphasizes entertainment and enjoyment. It has evolved into a popular showcase for sport, blending the strength, endurance, and strategic skills found in other combat sports with a significant dose of fun. PFC offers the excitement of hand-to-hand combat without the bloodshed, promising a high level of action.
CEO of PFC, Steve Williams, stated, “The fighters don’t like to get hurt, and there’s a lot of people who don’t want to see the blood. They want to see good competition, they just don’t want to see the violence.”
Over the weekend, the boxing community received a glimpse of this unconventional spectacle when promoter Lou DiBella shared a viral clip of a PFC match on Twitter. The accompanying caption, “WHAT. THE. F***. IS. THIS???????????????” mirrored the incredulity felt by many.
Fellow promoter Leonard Ellerbe echoed the sentiment, stating, “I said the same damn thing.”
Responses from boxing fans ranged from disbelief to bemusement. Some expressed incredulity with comments like “You gotta be kidding,” “Stop the world I wanna get off,” and “I give up.”
The rise of Professional Pillow Fighting and its presence on a major sports network has sparked conversation, laughter, and a shared sense of disbelief within the boxing community and beyond.