This coming weekend is a crazy one for Asian fight fans, with numerous shows taking place with Asian fighters involved. One of those sees Hajime Nagai take on former Minimumweight world champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr in what will be a very tough outing for the little known Japanese fighters. The bout serves as half of an interesting double header and the poster for the show does make the two main bouts almost equal in billing. It's a good poster than we like, and it's good to see the visitor having ample space on a poster, something they often don't have.
This coming Sunday fight fans in Korea will see the next BoxingM show, headlined by a 12 round bout between former world champion Yong Soo Choi and Filipino Nelson Tinampay. The bout isn't a huge one, but it does see one of Korea's last champions in action and the supporting bouts, two Welterweight tournament semi-finals, are decent match ups too. A decent poster for an interesting, though low profile, card.
This coming weekend is a busy one with fights featuring Asian fighters taking place aroudn the globe. One of those bouts will see Filipino Joey Canoy battle with South African Hekkie Budler for the IBO Light Flyweight title. The poster is a simple one, but gives the date, venue and television channel for the bout, so it's one that has most of the key information on it.
On February 4th we get the first Japanese title fight of the year, as Yasutaka Ishimoto defends the Japanese Super Bantamweight title against Yusaku Kuga. The card also features the extremely exciting Daigo Higa. The card, set to be aired live on G+, is one of the first really notable Japanese shows of the year and it has a poster that sells the 3 main attractions as well as the hot rivalry between Ishimoto and Kuga. It's a solid poster and one that works well for the show we are set to have.
To begin February Kawasaki Nitta put on their first show of the year, with the headline bout on the card being a contest between Akira Ono and Hideki Suzuki. The card isn't a big one but will feature guests in the form of Hikaru Nishida and Masayuki Kuroda, who both have big fights coming up, with both men features on the poster along with all the fighters. The poster is a simple one but one that works to increase interest in the show. A decent effort, but nothing more than decent.
On January 31st we get the final card of the month, headlined by popular Japanese Lightweight Nihito Arakawa, as he takes on Filipino Anthony Sabalde for the WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight title. The show isn't a huge one, but it is the biggest Dangan show of January and is an interesting enough card to end the first month of the year. The poster focuses clearly on Arakawa, and it seems like the poster's idea is to connect Arakawa to moving towards a world title fight, it'd be a huge ask for the Japanese veteran, but isn't an impossibility given his popularity and exciting style.
On January 30th fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see a small, but notable, card at the Korakuen Hall. The card is certainly not the most attractive or star studded but it does promise a lot of competitive action, with 9 under card bouts and a brilliant main event between Hayato Kimura and Ryohei Takahashi. The two main event fighters are given the clear head billing on the card. The poster is a simple one but it's an effective one, selling a low level card relatively well.
On January 29th and 30th Chinese fight fans get two shows to celebrate the new Chinese year. The cards, both at the Cotai Arena, have a dual poster advertising some of the most notable bouts taking place over the 2-day event. the bouts being advertised at the IBF female Minimumweight title bout between Etsuko Tada and Cai Zongju, the IBF Super Flyweight title bout between Jerwin Ancajas and Jose A Rodriguez and a Heavyweight bout between Carlos Takam and Marcin Rekowski.
This coming weekend fight fans around the world get some real treats, with two fantastic shows. One of those is headlined by Francisco Vargas battling Miguel Berchelt, with a chief support bout that sees Takashi Miura facing Miguel Roman, with the winners set to meet later in the year. The poster is a simple one, with the 4 fighters on it, but it does a good job in selling the bouts, even if it's not the most exciting of poster, which is a shame as the two bouts are both set to be barn burners!
On January 22nd Korean fans will get to see Korean boing take it's first step to really sorting it's self out as the KBF and KBC put on an inter-organisational show. The card isn't a big one in terms of global boxing but for Korean fight fan sit is genuinely huge and could hlep kick start the nation's boxing scene in a big way. The poster advertises the top 3 bouts and it a solid poster for the quality of show we appear to be getting.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.