Joshua vs. Ruisa: new technologies for training boxers to battle

Boxing lovers waited for the most interesting event in heavyweight weight — December 7 will be revenge between Andy Rus and Anthony Joshua. British boxer is known for actively using new technologies in preparation for the duel. We looked at some of them, as well as special boxing devices based on artificial intelligence.

The reaction and endurance are extremely important in boxing, and the Cardiowall Pro X cardiovel combines work on these characteristics. Joshua training program in front of the battle includes work on an unusual simulator, which has become particularly popular in 2019.

The device makes the athlete balancing, stretching, stretching and squatting, which does not give muscles to relax. The simulator can be used with soft dumbbells, balls, arms or boxing gloves. It has been scientifically proven that this product provides a load of cardiography, which is sufficient for professional athletes.


The simulator consists of 14 light panels located in such a way that they lie on the edge of the peripheral view of the athlete. Each lever can be configured individually under sensations and reaction using a specially installed shock absorber system with winding.

The FitMakr Pro data display shows the reaction time, estimate, offset left / right and even individual percentage shares on the touch panel. The display allows the boxer to track its performance in time, which is extremely important for monitoring the development of characteristics.

Footballers have long been carrying something similar to bras, equipped with sensors to collect data on physical exertion of an athlete. Now such a system is adapted to the traffic of the boxer’s hands, however, Joshua still uses a fitness controller, which is under the breast.

As a result of the cooperation of the French startup PIQ Sport Intelligence and the leading brand in the world of Boxing Everlast, the world’s first wearable device with artificial intelligence for helping boxers in the analysis of their techniques in real time was developed. The cost of the system is $ 120.

PIQ Robot is equipped with a GAIA AI system that independently recognizes and analyzes the motion of boxers. The movement capture algorithms were developed by studying millions of boxers. Intelligence of machine learning is the result of fundamental and applied research, as a result of which the AI understands and analyzes microscopic changes in the movements of an athlete.

Piq robot is attached to the wrist.

The sensor system provides operational information about the strength and speed of impact. The kit includes the main sensor for wrist with a bracelet (on both hands) and a charger. The data is transmitted to the smartphone where the athlete can view the best blows and even compare them with the results of other boxers in the leader table, allowing boxers to compete in the community with their friends and throw them a challenge. The leader’s table is updated every day.

A more advanced option for automatic collection and analysis of information about the Boxer technique is implemented in a robot for BotBoxer sparring operating on the basis of the AI. The world’s first robotized pear with artificial intelligence costs $ 25,000. The invention was first presented at the exhibition

The total weight of the sparring robot is about 200 kg. Pear uses infrared sensors and artificial intelligence to study the techniques of the boxer during sparring and reacts accordingly to each opponent’s maneuver. Training with BotBoxer can be carried out both offline and online. With the Internet connection, the boxer will have access to remote update software, user accounts and statistics, as well as to the world rating.

Robotic boxing pear helps to improve equipment and increase the blow strength. BotBoxer writes almost every movement up to the legs. The robot boxer is intended for use in fitness centers and gym and even keeps information from professional fighting.

However, a significant disadvantage of the robot is a huge base of fastening, which does not allow boxers to work properly, including condescelling for the «opponent» or to close with it. Given this fact, BotBoxer could be a useful sparring partner for Joshua, who needs to lead the second fight against Ruis only on the far distance.

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