On July 12th we'll get a stacked card from Osaka, with the rematch between Ryota Murata and Rob Brant as well as a WBC Light Flyweight world title fight between Kenshiro and Jonathan Taconing and regional Super Featherweight title fight between Joe Noynay and Satoshi Shimizu. The show has two different posts, one from Top Rank which can be seen here Brant Vs Murata II and this one, for Fuji Boxing, which has the three main bouts on a rather intense poster. This is, for us, much, much better than the Top Rank one, and has a dark brooding look to it. A really good poster.
Looking way ahead to August 11th, we'll be getting the next show from Senrima Kobe, with the show being headlined by Ryoki Hirai. The poster has the typical design of a Pegasus Super Fight poster, which is decent without being amazing. It's got plenty of information on the poster, with the bout listing, the date, time and venue. The only real major issue is the darkness in the top corner, but if we're being that's a minor complaint to a solid enough poster.
On July 9th we'll see a potentially brilliant OPBF Middleweight title fight as the big punching pair of Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa and Koki Tyson face off. Sadly, given how amazing the match up is, the poster is really poor, and do little to really sell what an amazing fight this is. This is the same old, over-done Gold Child poster design, and we really hope Kaneko mix things up shortly, as this design was never an attractive one, and isn't getting any better with age.
On June 30th we'll see the next KBF show, dubbed "The Ring II" which has a pretty ominous looking poster. It works, we guess, but it doesn't do much to explain the where, who and what, just the date, which is pretty disappointing, and in many ways it does little to promote the show, and more to just look artistic. A real strange one.
On June 23rd we get an international card in Korea, as fighters from Korea, China and Japan clash. The poster for the show is sadly a bit dull for such and interesting show, but it's good to see that the flags for the 3 countries are there. We would have liked to have seen the 3 nations split up a lil on the poster, but's a solid, if someone forgettable, poster.
Boxing gives us freak shows, whether we like it or not, we really do get some freak events. One of those is the upcoming "Thrilla in Davao", a card headlined by Ronald Johnson Vs Saul Farah for the GBO Heavyweight title in the Philippines. The poster is unfortunately rather boring, especially given the freak nature of the fight. It's a simple enough post, but it just feels boring and uninspired.
The final big bout, for us, this month will see Korean starlet Hyun Mi Choi defending her WBA female Super Featherweight title, as she takes on Japanese challenger Wakako Fujiwara. If we're being totally honest the poster is nothing that special, but is clean and clean, and the images used for both fighters are really good ones. This is basic, but it really does work well here.
On July 22nd fans in Japan will see the next Dynamic Young Fight Boxing show, which will be a double main event. The main bouts will feature the always fun to watch Tatsuya Takahashi, taking on Junnosuke Nagayasu, and Dai Iwai battling Daisuke Watanabe, in a really good domestic bout. The poster sells those bouts, as well as the card. It's not a spectacular poster by any stretch, but it's a solid one for the level of show we're getting.
On July 20th fight fans in Kariya City get a stacked regional type card at the Aioi Hall, featuring some excellent match ups. Among them is a contest between Takuya Mizuno and Roli Gasca, Koshin Takeshima against Jon Jon Estrada and a bout featuring Kento Hatanaka. The poster is a pretty attractive one with an article feel, the local fighters in the center of the poster and a clean solid look to it. A good poster and one we like the look of.
On July 13th we see the WBC Super Bantamweight title being unified with it's interim version, as Rey Vargas and Tomoki Kameda clash on DAZN. The match up isn't likely to be the most exciting ever but should be a very highly skilled and compelling contest between two talented fighters, with some history between them. Sadly the poster really does the absolute bare minimum and doesn't do anything else. It's a poor effort for what is a really interesting match up.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.