On June 23rd we get an international card in Korea, as fighters from Korea, China and Japan clash. The poster for the show is sadly a bit dull for such and interesting show, but it's good to see that the flags for the 3 countries are there. We would have liked to have seen the 3 nations split up a lil on the poster, but's a solid, if someone forgettable, poster.
Boxing gives us freak shows, whether we like it or not, we really do get some freak events. One of those is the upcoming "Thrilla in Davao", a card headlined by Ronald Johnson Vs Saul Farah for the GBO Heavyweight title in the Philippines. The poster is unfortunately rather boring, especially given the freak nature of the fight. It's a simple enough post, but it just feels boring and uninspired.
The final big bout, for us, this month will see Korean starlet Hyun Mi Choi defending her WBA female Super Featherweight title, as she takes on Japanese challenger Wakako Fujiwara. If we're being totally honest the poster is nothing that special, but is clean and clean, and the images used for both fighters are really good ones. This is basic, but it really does work well here.
On July 22nd fans in Japan will see the next Dynamic Young Fight Boxing show, which will be a double main event. The main bouts will feature the always fun to watch Tatsuya Takahashi, taking on Junnosuke Nagayasu, and Dai Iwai battling Daisuke Watanabe, in a really good domestic bout. The poster sells those bouts, as well as the card. It's not a spectacular poster by any stretch, but it's a solid one for the level of show we're getting.
On July 20th fight fans in Kariya City get a stacked regional type card at the Aioi Hall, featuring some excellent match ups. Among them is a contest between Takuya Mizuno and Roli Gasca, Koshin Takeshima against Jon Jon Estrada and a bout featuring Kento Hatanaka. The poster is a pretty attractive one with an article feel, the local fighters in the center of the poster and a clean solid look to it. A good poster and one we like the look of.
On July 13th we see the WBC Super Bantamweight title being unified with it's interim version, as Rey Vargas and Tomoki Kameda clash on DAZN. The match up isn't likely to be the most exciting ever but should be a very highly skilled and compelling contest between two talented fighters, with some history between them. Sadly the poster really does the absolute bare minimum and doesn't do anything else. It's a poor effort for what is a really interesting match up.
On June 22nd we get the next show in the WP Boxing series of shows, from TV channel Work Point. The shows features promising fighters, like Apichet Petchmanee and Nick Frese, but in terms of it's poster is much the same as a typical WP Boxing poster, a very simple and basic design. The design keeps the WP Boxing design that we usually see, and it's clear they are focusing on the brand, but does loook a bit uninspired.
On July 19th we'll see unbeaten Lightweights clash in an IBF world title eliminator, with Masayoshi Nakatani taking on Teofimo Lopez in the US. The poster for the bout is nothing amazing from an artistic point of view, but there is something pretty eye catching with it. It's clean, it's solid and easy to look at. A pretty solid poster for a very interesting match up.
When we talk about the biggest Asian fighters in the sport right now Gennady Golovkin is still one of the biggest, and this weekend we'll see him back in action, as he takes on Canadian Steve Rolls. Sadly the poster for the bout is just awful, it looks like the people behind it had a lot of ideas and tried to put too many ideas on paper, making what we have now, a mess.
On June 15th in South Korea fight fans will get a small but notable card, televised live on SPOTV. The card will be headlined by a WBA Asia Middleweight title fight, between Hyun Min Yang and Wei Hao Guang. The poster for the show is a really poor one, with far too much empty space, and it's a shame that the poster looks so uninspired.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.