On September 7th the KBA will be putting on a double header, headlined by a WIBA title fight between Bo Mi Re Shin and Jinyan Gao. Despite the female bout being set as the main event the bout is strangely lower on the poster than the co-feature, which will feature In Duck Seo battling Khusniddin Pulatov. It's a poor poster and this reverse billing doesn't help at all.
On September 8th fight fans in Chiba will get a small card headlined by Ikemen Atsushi and Katsunori Imai, who battle in an 8 rounder. The poster tries to feature as many fighters at it can on the poster but struggles to sell the show, sadly.
On September 7th Filipino fight fans get an excellent double header in Taguig City, with a world title fight and a world title eliminator. The poster features the 4 men involved in those bouts and an IBF title in the background. It's a simple poster, and clearly tells you what's in store with the show, but one we feel could have done with a bit more sharpness with the image quality of the fighters feeling very uneven. It's a nice effort, but certainly has areas for improvement.
On September 23rd we'll see the next Shinsei Gym show and it's a card that's being sold on the fact we have 2 female title bouts. One of the bouts will see Wakako Fujiwara defending the OPBF female Featherweight title, for the second time, as she takes on Yoshie Wakasa whilst the other will see Miki Mitsuda make her first defense of the Japanese Female Featherweight title as she goes up against Kimika Miyoshi. The poster sells the card on those 2 bouts, and looks decent, but unspectacular, a rather bland effort if we're being totally honest.
Last month we shared a poster for the upcoming Victoriva Vol 5 card which featured just Ayaka Miyao, who will be competing for the WBA Atomweight title on the card. Today we were sent a second poster for the show, which sells on the the fact that the card will feature not only the WBA Atomweight title fight with Miyao, but also an IBF Atomweight title fight, between Saemi Hanagata and Nao Ikeyama, but also a JBC Atomweight title fight, pitting Eri Matsuda against Mont Blanc Miki. The only fighter involved in a title fight but not on the poster is Miyao's opponent Monseratt Alcaron. Compared to the Miyao only poster we don't think this is quite as eye catching, but certainly sells the overall show better.
On September 7th we get the next Dynamic Glove card, which is a really interesting one headlined by Japanese Welterweight champion Yuki Nagano defending his title against Makoto Kawasaki and also featuring the Japanese ring return of Jorge Linares. The poster sells the show on those 3 men, and does little else to really sell the card. A really disappointing poster to what is actually a pretty note worthy card.
On September 2nd Teiken will be hosting a cared at Korakuen Hall featuring some of their lesser well known talent. Sadly the poster for the show is a pretty uninspired one, with the fighters in front of a rather dull backing. Certainly not one of the best Japanese posters this year.
On September 17th the Ohashi gym will host their next card, in the Phoenix Battle series. The show isn't the strongest but it is a really good show, and a showcase for some of the bright prospects in the gym, including Katsuya Yasuda and Taku Kuwahara, as well as the next outing for the always fun to watch Tsuyoshi Tameda. Those 3 men, along with the hard hitting Teru Kiyota, are all on the poster in what is a simple, but straight forward design showing the Ohashi talent.
On September 13th we're in for a treat as we get the next A Sign Bee show, and it is a brilliant one on paper. The poster features Masayuki Ito, who returns for the first time since losing the WBO Super Featherweight and Reiya Abe and Ryo Sagawa, who battle for the Japanese Featherweight title. The card could have sold on just those 3 men, but instead it's a stacked show with so much more on the card, including a Japanese youth title fight, between Rikito Shiba and Shisui Kawabata, and a Japanese title eliminator between Ryoichi Tamura and Gakuya Furuhashi. This is a stacked card and one of the few with a really eye catching poster. Good stuff by all involved!
Osakan fight fans get a huge treat on October 1st as WBA "super" and Ring Magazine Light Flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi battles former Japanese national champion Tetsuya Hisada in a clash between two Osakan fighters. The bout has two different posters, one of which features both men, and can be seen here Hiroto Kyoguchi Vs Tetsuya Hisada, whilst there is also one with just Kyoguichi on it, showing off the world titles he's won. This poster makes Kyoguchi look like a rock star and is absolutely brilliant, a sharp poster that really does sell it's headline act perfectly.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.