Blood, sweat and years (of training)! Promotional boxing video for Swindon's Luke 'The Duke' Watkins packs a real punch..
Jazzbones sponsored boxer Luke ‘The Duke’ Watkins has been crowned the new Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion after stopping Robin Dupre in the sixth round of their title fight at York Hall in Bethnal Green. The unbeaten Swindon fighter produced a barrage of sixth round punches that left the previously unbeaten Dupre groggy, forcing the referee to step in and stop the contest.
To celebrate Watkins’ latest success in the ring, we have produced a behind-the-scenes promotional video filmed at trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick’s Swindon gym.
The Jazzbones video crew spent the day bobbing and weaving in the gym to produce Luke’s latest action-packed promo. We used traditional animation techniques as graphic overlays to the film (rotoscoping) and atmospheric music to create a vibrant short film that captures The Duke’s raw power and dynamic movement.
Keen-eyed boxing fans and movie buffs will also note a homage to Jake LaMotta v's Sugar Ray Robinson in Raging Bull as the clock runs down on the video. Luke is a shining example of where hard work and perseverance gets you. Congratulations on the win – we are proud to be part of Team Duke!