Whisper is excited to announce it has been chosen by K2 Promotions to produce the World Feed Host Broadcast for Oleksandr Usyk vs Daniel Dubois in Wroclaw, Poland on 26 August, for what will be one of the biggest heavyweight bouts of the year.
Whisper will deliver coverage to audiences across the globe, focusing on its belief that Entertainment Is Everything, with international broadcast partners including TNT Sports Box Office in the UK, ESPN+ in US and Megogo in Ukraine and Poland.
The fight will be Usyk’s first time in the ring since defending his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Anthony Joshua in 2022. This time he faces another Brit, in the form of big punching Londoner, Daniel Dubois, in a place that holds much significance for the Ukrainian fighter. Poland is where Usyk won his first world title and a country currently housing over 2 million Ukrainian refugees, so Wroclaw will represent an adopted hometown for the fighter for the event. A capacity crowd of 42,000 is expected in the Tarczynski Arena to support him, only two days after Ukraine’s Independence Day.
Whisper continues to deliver box office fight nights. In 2022, it produced the World Feed and Host Broadcast of the anticipated heavyweight rematch, Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II, shown in 180+ countries, in addition to delivering a worldwide promo, via Whisper Create.
In February this year, it delivered the host broadcast of the Jake Paul v Tommy Fury cruiserweight fight. Whisper is production partner for Channel 5’s live free-to-air fight nights, in conjunction with Wasserman Boxing and also produces Bellator.
Whisper’s production team is led by Executive Producer John Curtis, who has worked in boxing for the last 15 years on headline pay-per-view events, and Sarah Warnock as Production Executive. Whisper will also work with a wide range of Ukrainian technical partners to deliver this significant event.
John Curtis, Executive Producer, Whisper said “Whisper is delighted to once again have been working with Olexander Usyk, Alexander Krassyuk, and K2 Promotions over the last two months. We are equally delighted to be working with a brilliant Ukrainian technical team, to put on what is going to be a really special and important event for boxing and one in which a win for Usyk will put him back at the top of the pound-for-pound rankings and on the path to an undisputed clash with Tyson Fury.”
Known for delivering award winning sport and unscripted entertainment, Whisper currently produces Formula One, The Paralympics, International Cricket, International Rugby and much more. It’s host broadcast coverage includes the Rugby League World Cup, West Indies Cricket, New Zealand Cricket, Women’s Six Nations and Women’s Super League. In 2023 it won a BAFTA for best sports programme.