SAF-T-MAT Solves Wet Corner Issue
The risk of boxer injury is greatly reduced thanks to the news that Billboard Mats LLC has brought out SAF-T-MAT, a unique and proprietary product specifically for boxing rings. The mat will keep the corners of the boxing ring dry which means those spaces will be free from water, Vaseline, sweat, blood and spit that have long been the cause of fighters slipping and sustaining major injuries.
This means the primary issue causing such injuries has been eliminated. It is Tommy Clohessy, an ex-Golden Gloves boxer, who invented this mat. Being a boxer, he could understand the severity and magnitude of the problem and it is what triggered his creativity to find this solution. Once Clohessy conceived the idea, he sought the services of his long-time friend and retail designer Ed Pettersen for translating his idea into a working model. Thus, SAF-T-MAT was invented.
During a fight, when the bell is rung for every rest period, the mat will be placed in the ring before the stool is placed. It has been tested and found that it will take just 1.9 seconds for placing the mat. The sweat, blood, spit, Vaseline and excessive water that falls from the heads and faces of the boxers will be absorbed by SAF-T-MAT.
Once the fight resumes, the mat along with all the fluids on it will be pulled out. Again, repeated tests have revealed that pulling of the mat takes just 1.3 seconds. While the boxers continue their fighting in the next round, the absorbent insert inside the mat is changed so the mat can be used during the next break.
Apart from eliminating the risks of injuries to the fighters, the inserts inside the mats can be used for full-color, photo-quality advertisements. So, promoters of the events can sell ad space in the ring corners that will keenly be watched during the break-periods.
SAF-T-MAT has been subjected to rigorous testing and has been refined a number of times thus making it a highly accepted and praised item. The mat has already been used by ESPN at The Mohegan Sun main arena, The Paramount in New York for their Friday Night Fights and more.
Therefore, every boxing event promoter, venue and athletic commissioner must accept this product and promote its use. Every sports writer must also recommend SAF-T-MAT for every boxing event. Billboard Mats LLC says it is their duty to keep fighters safe and protected from slipping on wet ring surfaces and sustaining injuries, one of the biggest risks and threats they face in the rings.
SAF-T-MAT is a unique and proprietary product specifically made for boxing rings, invented by Billboard Mats, LLC. The mat will keep the corners of the boxing ring dry which means those spaces will be free from water, Vaseline, sweat, blood and spit which have long been the cause of fighters slipping and sustaining major injury.