The middle of April is set to be a hectic time for Japanese fight fans, with a host of shows. One of those cards is a Taiho show, headlined by Dynamic Kenji. Sadly whilst we do rate Kenji highly the post it's self is dire, with 5 fights in front of a plain black background. There's nothing really aesthetically pleasing here.
On April 15th fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the next show in the Dynamic Young Fight Boxing series. Headlined by Tatsuya Takahashi, and with Yuki Beppu in the chief support bout the card promises excitement. The poster does a good job at selling the two biggest names on the show, and it's certainly not a bad poster by any stretch.
The next card under the Momotaro Fight Boxing banner takes place on April 28th in Okayama. The show isn't a mega stacked card, but will feature local prospect Seigo Yuri Akui as well as a Japanese Youth Bantamweight title fight between Tetsu Araki and Atsushi Takada, in what is a really interesting contest.
To begin April Kyoei will put on their next show, and whilst it's not a huge one in terms of quality it is set to be a stacked in terms of quantity with a huge number of fighters involved. The poster looks over busy to the the number of fighters featured on it, but it does look like it will be a big and exciting event.
Attention turns to Korea on March 3rd for the next in the "Warriors Invitational" shows. The card isn't massive, but does have a couple of KBF title fights on, including a tasty looking bout between In Duck Seo and Heuk San Lee, as well as the next bout in the career of Ye Joon Kim. The bout has two different posters. One for the main event and one for the overall card. Both have a similar theme, and whilst it's not an amazing poster, it is a pretty good one.
On April 6th we get a highly anticipated Dynamic Glove card, headlined by Valentine Hosokawa defending the Japanese Light Welterweight title against Koki Inoue, in a brilliant Champion Carnival bout. As well as the fantastic main event the card is scattered with other fantastic fights, including a bout between Aso Ishiwaki and Yoji Saito. The poster really does the show a disservice, and if we're being honest it's an underwhelming poster for a fantastic show.
On April 28th we get the next Yokozeki Soul Fighters show. It's not set to be anything amazing, but it should be a good card for those in Gifu, with the main event between Ruito Saeki and Shingo Kawamura being a very attractive match up. The poster is a really basic one, which tries to make Saeki look like a big deal, but it's not hugely successful.
On April 21st Japanese fight fans will be able to see a Rookie of the Year card with a rather interesting looking poster. Although a rookie card the poster does seem to be trying to sell on the fighters involved, which is a good idea, it also helps that the poster features the legendary Yoko Gushiken on it. It's not an amazing poster, but there has been worse ones for bigger shows this year.
The next few months are expected to be hectic for Japanese fight fans, and the'rs already several shows under the "Splendid Boxing" banner arranged. One of those takes place at the end of March and boasts this rather packed poster. We'll be honest and suggest this is too packed to be an effective poster, and could have been better by being a little less cluttered if we're being honest.
On April 11th we'll see Japanese Lightweight champion Shuichiro Yoshino defending his belt against Accel Sumiyoshi. The poster for the bout is an incredibly simple one, but it has all the details on it, looks charp, and makes it clear this main event is something big. It's a simple but very good poster.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.