On January 25th Japanese fight fans see the first Dynamic Young Fight Boxing card of 2019, headlined by the popular Tatsuya Takahashi taking on Gaku Aikawa. The poster featured a lot of the fighters on the card, but to us it looks less than spectacular, in fact it's just a bit of a mismash, rather than a solid idea. A poor effort overall.
On December 22nd fight fans in the Philippines will see the highly touted Christian Araneta return for his next bout, as he takes on Vicente Bautista. The poster for the bout is a basic one, with the two men, the sponsors and a bout list, but quite like it, it's basic but effective.
On December 15th China's Baishanbo Nasiyiwula will face off with Venezuela's Ernesto Espana in a bout for the WBC International title at 140lbs.. The poster for the show features the two men, in front of their national flags in a simple but solid poster. It's nothing amazing, but it works.
On December 22nd we'll see Osaka Teiken put on their next show, headlined by Juiki Tatsuyoshi, and also featuring Hiroshige Osawa and Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto. The poster works on a Christmas theme with the 3 men in front of a Christmas style background. It works well as a poster, though maybe not amazingly well as a boxing poster.
The lightly regarded KBA will be putting on a small, low key card on December 15th in Gyeongju. The card is one of two Korean cards that day, but is clearly the least significant and features some very low profile bouts, with the main event being a 6 rounder.
The end of 2018 will see us getting a brilliant WBO Super Flyweight title bout, as Donnie Nietes takes on Kazuto Ioka in Macau for the vacant title. We're expecting a number of promotional images to be released, one of which is this one, featuring the two men in front of a dull background. It's a poster that seemingly sells the fight on just the fighters involved and although it does that well it's a bit uninspired for such a big fight.
On December 3rd fight fans in Tokyo saw Hinata Maruta battle against Tsuyoshi Tameda in a mouth watering match up. Sadly it wasn't until after the bout that we found out about a special post Morioka Boxing had put together for Maruta. The poster focus on the highly regarded prospect and although it's very much a "fighter" poster as opposed to a "fight" poster it's still something we really like and felt the need to share.
Thanks to Morioka Boxing
On December 9th we'll get the next Pegasus Super Fight show, headlined by Giraffe Kirin Kanda. The poster pushes Kanda like a star, but the reality is that the poster isn't very exciting and is rather weirdly done in regards to the layers on the image...a less than great poster.
On December 8th fight fans in Pangasinan get "Bakbakan Sa Sta Barbara II", a show featuring 3 title bouts. The poster really doesn't push the card too well, but does feature the fights and a couple of fighters. The big problem we haven't isn't just with the look of the poster but also the dimension, which feel too "tall" and not "wide" enough, making everything look a bit awkward
On December 30th we get a triple header thanks to Fuji TV. The show will see Masayuki Ito defending his WBO Super Featherweight title against mandatory challenger Evgeny Chupraov, Kenshiro defending the WBC Light Flyweight title against Saul Juarez and a bout between Takuma Inoue and Petch CP Freshmart, for the WBC "Interim" Bantamweight. The post is a very basic, simple one, advertising the time, date, venue and match ups, and it works pretty well for what it is.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.