On August 15th Korean fans will get the next Korean Boxing Federation show, headlined by a clash between Jung Kyung Lee and OPBF ranked fighter Tong Hui Li. The poster features the two men and the details of the show. It's not the most exciting of posters but it is very very clear and sharp, and there is a good amount of detail on here, it's just a shame that the background is little bit boring.
Sometimes the first poster for a show doesn't look great and that certainly seemed ton be the case when the first promotional image for the IBF Super Bantamweight title fight between Ryosuke Iwasa and TJ Doheny was revealed. Thankfully however a second poster has now been done which lacks an image of Doheny but does make Iwasa look like a star. A much better poster, and one that fits in with the Dynamic Glove branding that G+ have had for their cards.
On July 29th fight fans in China will get the chance to see a stacked card, featuring a pair of world title fights, with Xiong Zhao Zhong challenging WBA Minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart and Sho Kimura defending his WBO Flyweight title against Froilan Saludar, as well as some notable under-card bouts. The poster for the card is a eye catching one and it advertises the bouts on the show excellently. There are flaws with it, but it's a solid effort.
On July 28th we'll see a WBO Super Featherweight world title bout, as the unbeaten Christopher Diaz takes on the once beaten Masayuki Ito. The fight is a really interesting one, though sadly the promotional banner, rather than poster, is a pretty dull and lifeless one, lacking in colour and with a very boring background. A real shame given how good the bout it's self is.
On August 10th fight fans in Osaka will see Hiroyuki Kudaka make his first defense of the Japanese Super Flyweight title, as he takes on Takayuki Okumoto. The card will also feature notable Japanese fighters like Masao Nakamura and Yuki Nonaka, who are also on the poster along with the two main event fighters. The poster is simple but works well to sell the main event as high profile.
On August 19th fight fans in Kanazawa will get a card headlined by a notable exhibition bout, as Naoya Inoue battles Genesis servania in a 3 round contest for the fans. The main card features the likes of Hurricane Futa, Asami Jinnari and Omrri Bolivar but we suspect most fans will be attending for the exhibition. The poster tries to sell the the card hard on the appearances of Inoue and Servania, and although it's not a dire poster it does look like it's had very little actual effort put into it, knowing that tickets will be snapped up for the exhibition.
On August 17th we'll see the next Ohashi gym card, which will a double main event show. One of the bouts will see former 3-weight world champion Akira Yaegashi taking on former world title challenger Takafumi Mukai whilst the other will see OPBF Featherweight champion Satoshi Shimizu defending his title against Shingo Kawamura. Those 4 men are featured on the poster in what looks like a striking design. It's not amazing, but it does sell the show, and does so on the recognisable faces of Shimizu and Yaegashi, both of whom are very well known in Japanese boxing circles.
On August 16th fight fans in Japan will see IBF Super Bantamweight champion Ryosuke Iwasa make his second defense of the title, as he takes on TJ Doheny. The fight is a genuinely big one and significant to both the fighters and the division in general. Sadly given the poster image here it's hard to believe the fight is anything special at all, and the poster is one of the worst for a world title fight we've seen in a very long time. We're hoping this will be replaced by another poster closer to the fight, but if now we're going to just say that this should have been a lot better.
On August 12th we'll get the next card under the Pegasus Super Fight series of shows. The card, headlined by recent Japanese title contender Ryoki Hirai, also features fighters like Giraffe Kirin Kanda and Kazuya Murata. The design for the poster is half decent, having both colour and details on it, but it certainly wouldn't be considered one of our favourite posters of 2018.
On August 11th Japan's Terumi Nuki steps back into a Mexican ring as she faces Mexican female fighting icon Mariana Juarez for the second time. The bout, part of a double header, is an interesting match up. Sadly Nuki is lacking from the poster, except for her name, with no image of the challeger on the promotional poster at all. It is normal for Mexican posters like this to focus on on the local talent, and although we see why they do it sometimes it does seem a little disrespectful.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.