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Watch Stunning New Oleksandr Usyk Vs Anthony Joshua Promo Video 2


300 locals alongside Usyk and Joshua to promote fight of the year

The accumulation of At Oleksandr Usyk’s World heavyweight title clash with Antoine Joshua in Saudi Arabia has kicked into high gear with the release of the stunning cinematic promo for Rabies on the Red Sea.

The full two-minute film is available for viewing below and at https://youtu.be/OUXcvH9SWY8.

Shot in both London and Jeddah, the film captures the epic intensity of the biggest fight of the year, as well as the unique magic that Jeddah offers as a stunning backdrop.

Directed by Dominic O’Riordan, the promo brings to life the vision of Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz, who wanted to capture the excitement of the fight taking place in the beautiful city of Jeddah.

Usyk will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles at the indoor King Abdullah Sports City Arena on August 20 against the man he claimed them from last year, with Joshua once again looking to the Kingdom to regain his belts.

Prince Khalid bin AbdulazizSCEE President: “The promo is breathtaking and we are thrilled to see how it captures the excitement of the biggest fight of the year unfolding in our transforming country.”

Ravi Samani of Skill Challenge added, “The complexity of filming the promo in multiple locations was overcome through incredible collaboration and hard work from everyone involved, including the people of Jeddah who really bring the film to life.”

The promo tells the story of each fighter’s preparations, both in their home country and then in Jeddah. The promo’s conclusion is set in the magical neighborhood of Al-Balad, located in its historic old town, and features the two fighters face-to-face, with over 300 local men and women watching.

“It was an incredible experience to shoot in the historical location of Al-Balad for the face-to-face scene,” said O’Riordan, whose resume includes films for adidas, BAFTA, Nike and Visa. “It was really important to me that we gave viewers a taste of Saudi culture which for many is still unknown. I think you can tell in the film that both boxers fed off the incredible energy of the local population, their music and their dance.

O’Riordan added: “Part of what I love about being a director is having the opportunity to shoot in places I’ve never been before and Saudi Arabia has always been a place I wanted to visit. I knew this film deserved a very cinematic treatment to reflect the occasion of the fight that unfolds in Jeddah.

Produced by Whisper and directed by executive producer Jemma Goba, the film was shot in multiple locations in the UK and Jeddah and used some of the latest technology and production techniques. Working alongside local creative and production agencies, Whisper led a production team of over 60 people.

To ensure cinematic quality, Whisper used Sony Venice cameras including very rare Panavision B-series anamorphic lenses as well as a colorist to ensure the best possible image quality.

The Rage on the Red Sea is the latest international sporting event to take place in Saudi Arabia, which has recently become one of the fastest transforming countries in world sport. Since the ‘Clash on the Dunes’ between Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, there has been an almost 300% increase in male and female boxers in the Kingdom, with the number of boxing gyms rising from just seven to 59. As part of the country’s goal to engage and engage its people in sports, the Saudi Boxing Federation aims to inspire 500,000 people to play sports over the next four years.

The promotional film which was directed by Whisper and delivered with support from various local agencies including Purple Brain and 8ies. In addition to Al-Balad, venues included the King Abdullah Sports Stadium, a covered warehouse, Jeddah’s Old City and Usyk’s training in the Red Sea.

The final version will be available in two-minute, 60-second, 30-second and 15-second versions and will be part of the Kingdom’s plans to use the event to inspire more of its people to get involved in sports and lead healthy lives. . Sport participation levels have increased by more than 30%, including a 149% increase among women and girls.

Tickets for Usyk vs. Joshua 2 are available on SAR375 and fight fans can get their tickets via Hala Yalla (www.halayalla.com/sa-en/tickets/rage-on-the-red-sea). For VISA entry information, fans should go to Visit Arabia (www.visa.visitsaudi.com) information on how to apply.

Facts and figures about Rage on the Red Sea:

Produced by Whisper for Skill Challenge Entertainment

Executive produced by Jemma Goba (credits Peloton, Red Bull, World Rugby, UEFA, Nissan)

Directed by Dominic O’Riodran (adidas, Nike, BAFTA, PUMA and Visa credits)

Creative agency 8ies

Purple Brain agency rental

Filmed in multiple locations in the UK and Jeddah

Over 300 local men and women included in final scene at Al-Balad

A musical score specially commissioned by Simon Brown

Production team of more than 60 people

Four different versions of the film: two minutes, 60 seconds, 30 seconds, 15 seconds