Later today in Osaka fans in Japan will get the chance to see the next in the Apollo KO Series of shows. Sadly we'v got to admit the poster is a disappointing one with little to really interest us. The fighters are too low profile for many to recognise an the background graphic certainly doesn't appeal to us.
Whilst we understand there are redeeming qualities with the poster, such as the bout list, it is over-all not a poster we're fansof.
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Indonesia might not have any world class fighters right now though they do have a very promising and heavy handed youngster in the form of Defry Palulu. Palulu returns today as he takes on Thai visitor Khunkiri Wor Risaruth.
The poster seems to be less about the show, which is an Indonesia vs Thailand show, and more about Palulu who some hope can reinvigorate Indonesian boxing. We're hoping that he can do just that with his destructive power and exciting style. Sadly however this poster really isn't great as a result of the Palulu centric feel going into it.
Top Rank continued their Asian assault earlier today with First of Power. Sadly we struggled to get an image of the poster before the show though thankfully we have one now!
The poster is interesting without being great. The top part of the poster features a number of fighters from the show, notably Ik Yang, the centre of the poster features the name of the show, the venue and rapper "MC Hotdog". The bottom of the poster has various details from the show and some QR codes.
On the whole we think the poster is actually more impressive than the show was, at least on paper and we like the gold central writing. It makes the show look significant and important. Very interesting poster if you ask us.
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On August 29th Misako will be having a small show at the Korakuen Hall. The show is nothing great but it does give some fighters a run out in some fairly even match ups that could prove to be entertaining even if they lack name value.
On the whole we're not impressed by the poster though we've got to be honest we didn't expect to be considering the show on offer. It's almost as if Misako wanted to show faces on the poster and plaster their name on it than give us a quality poster. It's not that we were expecting more but it's not a poster that would attract us to the show if we're being honest.
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Boxing returns to the Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo on August 27th to deliver the next FACE BOX event. The show, a moderately low level one, has a poster that really is poor. Although 3 fighter images are displayed in the lower half of the poster, including Kayoko Ebata, the main image is pretty much a stock image. Whilst the Dangan shows with unknown fighters can et away with stock images we've got to be honest we don't think this show should be using one. If it has to use one then they could, or rather should, have done a lot more with the bottom part of the poster rather than just used the boxing green with text and small inset images. In honesty this is poor.
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This coming Sunday sees the long awaited return to the ring of OPBF Super Featherweight champion Jomthong Chuwatana, the highly regarded Thai. Jomthong returns by defending his title against Japan's Koseki Nakama in what looks like a relatively interesting contest though one that Jomthong should be successful in.
As for the poster it's a packed poster with a lot going on though unfortunately the advertising of Manny Pacquaio is now wrong with Pacquiao sadly unable to attend the card. The rest however is solid enough and it seems clear that the card will be well worth attending if you get the chance.
The business of the poster is a bit of a problem but the poster does list the fighters in the card, the prices etc which means it's somewhat difficult to complain too much, though we're not huge fans of just how much is trying to be featured on it.
(Courtesy of Okinawa World Ring)
The next Shinsei Gym show comes on August 22nd as we get Real Spirits Vol 38. The show doesn't big names but does feature some very decent fights and in fact some very promising fighters, such as Shun Kubo.
As for the poster it's a bit of an odd one. It's clear they are promoting the card as a Japan Vs Philippines show, and that's not a bad thing, but it also looks like it was put together but people who are just starting to learn about photo editing software. The colour scheme looks too "black and white" and it could easily have been improved. Saying that however the poster does feature the fighters and match ups which is something positive we guess.
(Courtesy of Shinsei Gym)
This coming Friday is a very busy day in the Asian boxing world and part of that activity is in Makati City as UNITED boxing put on a Filipino card with an international flavour. Many of the bouts are between Filipino though two of the main bouts from the card will see imported fighters in action with two Thai's and a Japanese fighter filling out the two main bouts alongside unbeaten Filipino Richard Claveras.
The poster gives all the details it needs to with the full card listed on the poster as well as the date and venue though we will admit the two main fighters have had less then pictures used for the promotional poster here and it feels like the promoter have done everything right except pay for good pictures, a shame really but on the whole the poster is decent enough for us.
(Image courtesy of United Boxing International Promotions Filipino)
Some promotional promoters are genuinely great and the poster for The Kanmuriwashi Fight Vol 49/Mega Fight Vol 51 is one such poster which we liked from the first moment that we saw it. The poster features a trio of notable Japanese fighters, Shingo Eto, Taiki Eto and Akinori Watanabe and although none of the trio are in big fights the poster it's self is very eye catching.
The poster is simply but it's very effective and we think it's a really successful idea done without being overly complicated. Very good poster if you ask us.
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Not every poster makes us excited about the show of the fights on it. In all honesty we do get a lot of less than exciting and less than interesting posters. Thankfully however we do have fights that see themselves and this coming Monday has one such fight as we get the chance to see Koji Numata battle Takehiro Shimokawara for a second time this year. The men, who traded leather months ago, were involved in a thrilling contest and we're expecting much the same again here.
As for the poster it's not a great one. It looks like like a poor amateurish poster with too much black an too much wasted space. Thankfully however with such a great main event we're not expecting the poster to damage the attendance too much, if at all.
(Courtesy of boxmob.jp)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.