In the past the KBF have been quick to post the publicity posters on their website, along with details of bouts. Sadly however they seemed to forget to post much at all about yesterday's card, featuring Su Yun Hong Vs Jujeath Nagaowa. Sadly that resulted in us getting the poster after the fight. As for the actual poster, it shows the main event fighters and does seem to have plenty of detail, sadly though it doesn't seem to have been made very accessible.
To begin the month of May Filipino fans get an interesting card, featuring a couple of title bouts. The bouts may not be big but they are good match ups on paper. The poster for the show shows plenty of details and whilst not an amazing poster it is a clear one.
To end the month of April fight fans are being offered a treat from Panama as former world champions Suriyan Sor Rungvisai battles Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno. The bout is a WBC world title eliminator to face Shinsuke Yamanaka, who has narrowly beaten both men, in a very good rematch. This match up is better than most world title bouts and really should be a fantastic fight between two of the best Bantamweight contenders on the planet.
This coming Friday in Japan fans get a low profile card in Osaka. The card is the next in the Gouken series and is a busy poster, that we think is too busy and not detailed enough to really suit out tastes. But we do understand what they are going for.
On Thursday Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see the latest in the "Dangan" series of shows. This card is headlined by a Japanese Welterweight title fight between recently crowned champion Nobuyuki Shindo and mandatory challenger Toshio Arikawa. The bout looks like a good match up, though we must admit the under-card is a bit lacking here. The poster is a good but basic one, with champion being the key image, though we do like the information on the left hand side.
Shows with a trio of world title bouts have become common in recent years with the proliferation of the title belts but in Japan, where the WBA "interim" title isn't recognised, they are still some what a novelty. That's shown this coming Wednesday when Watanabe put on "The Triple Title Match", a car that sees Takashi Uchiyama, Kohei Kono and Ryoichi Taguchi defending their titles. The poster is a pretty clear one and whilst it does look rather monotone in terms of colour it does it's job well.
On April 26th Misako Gym will put on their next show. The card isn't a very big one and the poster isn't a very complex one, in fact the poster is pretty simple, but it does match the branding that Misako tend to use keeping the brand identity.
This Sunday sees two boxing cards in Japan, the more notable of those is the Sanei Fight show which is headlined by a bout between Japanese local Koji Itagaki and world ranked Filipino slugger Rey Loreto. The card may not be a massive one, or receive much attention but we do know that Loreto has a solid international fan bas. The poster is a pretty basic one with the main fighters in the centre and the undercard fighters below. It's nothing amazing but it works and it makes it very clear that the main event is a genuinely significant bout for the two fighters involved.
This coming Monday Japanese fans get two separate shows. One of those shows comes from Kusunoki Green Park Gym and is a relatively low level card with one of the most notable names featuring on it being Yusuke Nakagawa. It's a busy poster but not the best of shows.
This coming Saturday Korean fans get a small, low level card in Seoul. The card isn't a big one but it appears it will be shown on youtube, though details on what the youtube channel is do seem unclear. The poster has a bout list and although not a great poster it does have some worthwhile details on it.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.