The Sporino One-shot
Adonis Creed’s fight against Leo Sporino (pro boxer Gabe Rosado) is a single take. “It’s a big moment for Adonis,” says Coogler. “And I realised that boxing is really interesting in that your coach leaves you, and you’re left in the ring by yourself until your coach comes back and then leaves you again. I became fixated on this yo-yo effect, and that lent itself to doing the fight in one take. In the grand scheme of ‘oners’, it’s not as technical as some. It was really about conditioning, muscle memory and memorisation.” In the end, they shot 11 takes. The one used was the ninth.