On April 14th, a hectic day, Korean fans will get the chance to see their rising hopeful Jung Kyoung Lee defending his KBF and OPBF Light Middleweight titles against Akinori Watanage. The bout has 2 posters, at the very least, with this one seemingly the preferred design for the bout, and really making both guys look like stars. We're expecting this bout to be a thriller, and we do like the poster they are using here.
On May 26th the Mutoh gym put on an WBO Asia Pacific title double header, with two solid regional title bouts. The poster is a solid one, giving the two main bouts similar attention and making it clear that the show will be a double header. It's nothing too original but is a solid effort.
On May 13th Masayuki Kuroda takes on IBF Flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane in a mouth watering match up. We like this poster a lot, though feel their way of fitting Mthalane in was awful. If you remove the image of Mthlane this would look really awesome, but instead it seems like they added him at the last moment. Still good, but a bit disappointing looking at what they had tried to do.
On April 27th Japanese fight fans get the next Shinsei Promoted Real Spirits card. The show will be headlined by young prodigy Kasumi Saeki, who faces Elizabeth Lopez for the WBO female Minimumweight title whilst Etsuko Tada will also be involved in a notable bout. The poster makes Saeki and Tada look like stars and although the poster is certainly not amazing it is pretty solid and does do it's best to push female boxers.
The Ioka gym will be promoting their next card on a packed April 21th. Unlike many Ioka card there isn't a title fight on the show but there are some interesting fighters, with the unbeaten Masayoshi Hashizume battling Jayar Estremos and former world title challenger Sho Ishida taking on talented youngster Ikuro Sadatsune. The poster is a simple one, but it is a pretty good, basic one. Nothing amazing, but pretty solidly put together.
April 21st is set to be a crazy busy day in Japan with numerous promoters holding shows. One of those is Kashimi Gym, who will be promoting their next show in Ishikawa, headlined by a Japanese female Featherweight title bout. For this poster we do like how the top half of the poster looks but the bottom half appears to be very crunched up and looks awkward as a result.
On April 29th fight fans will see the next Apollo KO card, which isn't a big one, or a particularly notable one. The card has a bit classy feel to it's design, but it's not a poster that will attract fans and it does little to really sell the show. It's not awful, but it's nothing special.
This coming weekend we will see a return of the popular WP Boxing series. The show is a pretty stacked one with the likes of Apichet Petchmanee and Amnet Ruenroeng. The poster is pretty weak if we're being honest, but we're glad to see WP Boxing back after a few months without the series.
On April 14th fans in Korea will get the chance to see OPBF Light Middleweight champion Jung Kyoung Lee defending his title against Japanese challenger Akinori Watanabe. The poster for the bout is a pretty simple one but a fairly striking one at the same time.
On April 13th Korean fighter Ji Hyun Park will battle against China's Wu Yu Fei in a WBF International title fight. Sadly the poster for the card is dire and really does little to make the bout seem special.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.