On November 7th Japanese fight fans will get the chance to see the next Hopeful Fight show, which will be headlined by a Japanese Middleweight title eliminator, as former champion Hikaru Nishida takes on 2017 Middleweight Rookie of the Year Shuji Kato. The poster feature both men in key positions, as well as touted prospect Takuma Takahashi, who is in the bottom right corner. It's not a great poster looking at it, with far too much text, but it does try selling hard on the main event which is always a good thing.
The first Japanese show currently scheduled to take place in November is a Dynamic Glove card that will be headlined by Kazuto Takesako defending his Japanese Middleweight title against former champion Sanosuke Sasaki. The poster for this is actually one of the better ones we've seen recently from Japan. It's not flawless but it's different to normal Dynamic Glove posters and does look pretty interesting with a lot of the fighters on it and a clear focus on the main event. A really solid poster.
To end the month of October Chie Higano will face Yumi Narita in a bout for the Japanese female Minimumweight title. The poster for the card features Higano and Narita on it, but the reality is that it's a very poor poster and one that doesn't really excite us. It looks like it could be a good book cover, but not such a boxing poster. Strangely the card, which is a Dangan card, doesn't appear to have a set number of subtitle, which is odd for Dangan cards.
The Light Flyweight division keeps providing some amazing match ups. On October 21st we're set for something very special as Randy Petalcorin takes on hard hitting Felix Alvarado in a bout for the IBF title. We're expecting this to be a very a very special bout. The poster does well to sell the profile of the two men and the significant of the bout. It's a good poster, despite being a touch basic.
On October 6th Boxing and MMA unite as WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defends his belt against Iran Diaz on a ONE Championship show. The poster not only features the boxing bout but also a high profile ONE Championship world title bout. It's an interesting poster design and appears to both the hardcore ONE fans the boxing fans attracted by Srisaket's involvement.
On October 5th fight fans in Spain will get the chance to see IBF female Atomweight champion Joana Pastrana defending her title against Thai veteran Samson Tor Buamas. The poster for the bout is a simple one, with the two fighter featured at the top, but a disappointing one that could have done a lot more to sell the bout, and the full card in general.
Fans in Naval get a treat on September 29th when Magarito Moya and Salatiel Amit battle for the PBF Super Flyweight title. the poster for the show is a pretty simple one, but a pretty irritating one as it's far too tall and not very wide, making it's dimensions look off. It's not a terrible design but could easily have been improved by changing the size.
On October 14th Filipino fight fans get the chance to watch a show in Butan, featuring a number of notable names, such as Jayar Inson, Orlie Silvestre and Allan Tanada. It's a simple design, but it does it's job in selling the main match ups. A flawed but serviceable effort from MP Promotions.
Fans in Tokyo on October 18th will get the chance to see the next in the Dangan 4 rounders series of shows. The poster, like others in the series, is a pretty generic one, but one that does suit the series which doesn't sell on the fighters but the concept. It's easy to feel underwhelmed by these posters, and the cards, but they do tend to provide decent action.
It's fair to say the boxing world will be looking firmly at Kanagawa on October 7th for the Triple header that Ohashi are promoting as part of the WBSS, over in Oita however is a second Japanese card, headlined by a bout between Atsushi Takada and Hironori Miyake. The poster for this card is a busy packed one with not just the main card fighters but also Yoko Gushiken being featured on it. We feel this is a bit over busy, but it is a hard sell given the other Japanese card on the same day.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.