On December 3rd Ohashi Gym put on their next card, and it is stacked with a number of major fights, including an OPBF Featherweight title bout between Satoshi Shimizu and Takuya Uehara and a fantastic match up between Hinata Maruta and Tsuyoshi Tameda, in what really is a mouth watering clash. The poster focuses heavily on Shimizu, but features the other notable fighters, with several fighters such as Sho Nakazawa also being included in little inset images. A solid poster for a very interesting show.
On November 19th fight fans in in Tokyo will get the next show from the A Sign Bee series of cards. The card is headlined by former world title challenger Ryo Akaho and features a number of notable domestic bouts to support the main event. The card is a pretty good domestic one and the poster is also pretty good, though nothing spectacular.
On December 2nd fight fans in Aichi will get the chance to see the next Green Dream show, headlined by Masamori Rikiishi taking on Genki Maeda. The card isn't a big one, but it should be a solid one for fans in the region and does look like it has several interesting and competitive domestic bouts on it. The poster is sadly underwhelming, with a design that seems like it had good intentions, but just failed to deliver what it could have.
On December 2nd fight fans in Sanda will get the chance to see a notable card, featuring Japanese youth title fights at Featherweight and Flyweight and the ring return of Riku Kano following his loss earlier this year to Shin Ono. The poster is a busy one, but an effective one with the fighters on the show featured on the poster. It's simple, but effective.
In November we'll see a very interesting Super Middleweight bout as Uzbek Azizbek Abdugofurov and Chinese fighter Wuzhati Nuerlang, fight for the WBC Silver title. The poster is a simple one, with the two men on the poster, but the main even is a very attractive bout, between two men with similar records. The rest of the card is a big lacking, but this is a fantastic main event for the fans in Pasay City, Philippines.
On December 1st in Tokyo we get the next show from Kadoebi, and the next in the Dynamic Glove shows. The main event will see Japanese Light Welterweight champion Valentine Hosokawa defending his title against Takashi Inagaki whilst the supporting bouts will include the return of former world champion Yukinori Oguni. It's a simple poster, but one that works well for this show and matches up with previous "Slugfest" posters.
To kick off December the Shinsei Gym will be putting on their next "Real Spirits" card, which is a card set to celebrate female boxing, much like the Victoriva cards from Dangan. The poster sells well on the female action on the show, though it does feel like a poster that is heavy on images at the top and text at the bottom, taking away from what really should have been a more image based poster. It's a good attempt but could have been improved, a lot.
In mid November we get another stellar Dangan card, headlined by an IBF world title eliminator at Super Flyweight as Ryuichi Funai battles Victor Olivo. As well as that bout there will be two Japanese Youth title bouts and another mouth watering all-Japanese clash. The poster features a host of the fighters on the show. It's a basic but solid poster.
On October 27th fight fans will be able to see Swiss based Japanese fighter Aniya Seki challenge WBA female Super Flyweight champion Maribel Ramirez. The poster for the show, on in this case the promotional image, is a weird one, with neither fighter actually on the show and it's certainly not a poster that we think suits such a key fight for the two main event fighters.
Next month the KBS Hall in Kyoto will play host to the next "To the Future" show, headlined by 23 year old Yusuke Hiranuma battling against Takaaki Kanai. The poster for the card is a busy one, but in reality it works well for the level of show, trying to put as many fighters on it as possible to get extra attention for the card. It's not a mind blowing effort, but a decent enough one.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.