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Pillow Fighting Is Now A Combat Sport With A Championship Competition

today25 November 2021

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The pillow fight, deemed a childhood and playful activity stereotypically shown during sleepovers in movies, is moving from the bedroom to the boxing ring.

The Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) will be held in Florida on January 29, Reuters reported.

PFC chief executive officer Steve Williams, the man with a dream to turn childhood horseplay into a professional combat sport, said that PFC delivers all the drama of hand-to-hand combat without the gore of mixed martial arts (MMA) or boxing.

β€œIt’s not something where you sit there and laugh and feathers are flying,” Steve stated.

β€œIt’s serious. It’s hardcore swinging with specialised pillows.”

While the male and female participants in the January event will mostly hail from MMA and boxing, it’s apparently safe for children to watch. Delivering all the drama of hand-to-hand combat, without the gore of mixed martial arts or boxing.

β€œThe only difference between our fights…

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