In a dramatic short film released
Friday, two boxers decide they'd rather be lovers than fighters.
In the 80-second video, titled The
Weigh In and directed by The Perez Brothers, two boxers are seen
training for the big fight. They face off during the weigh in. Each
stares intently at the other, then moves in until their noses touch.
As the fighters' managers, a card model
and an announcer look on, the pair share a passionate kiss. (The
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Hart Perez said in an emailed statement
that the short film was inspired by “their film production work
with Showtime Sports and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)”
and arrived “just in time to battle discrimination at the Winter
Olympics in Sochi.”
The Perez Brothers are best known for
their work as co-directors on music videos and short narratives.