On October 19th in Hanoi, Vietnam,m fans will get arguably the most notable card in the nation's history, with a host of bouts taking place, as Vietnam take on the world. The shows isn't a huge one, but is certainly a notable one for the country. Sadly the poster looks more like a UFC poster than a boxing poster, and very much has a MMA style bout listing in it's design, which looks a bit boring and dull, despite being very informative.
We get the next Dynamic Young Fight Boxing show on November 9th, and although it's not a huge card it's one that promises a thrilling main event as Tatsuya Takahashi takes on Ben Mananquil in a very interesting looking match up. The poster keeps the typical Dynamic Young Fight Boxing design, which isn't great, but it does continue to sell Takahashi as a star, and he's certainly a fighter who's always fun to watch.
On October 11 the Kaneko Gym put on their next show, headlined by a rematch between Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa and Koki Tyson, in a bout for the vacant OPBF Middleweight title. As well as the main event the card will also feature former world title challengers Shingo Wake and Shin Ono. Sadly the poster looks like the typical Golden Child Boxing poster, and it's a bare, naked and boring poster design that we've never liked. A poor effort.
Last week news broke that Kanat Islam would be facing Walter Kautondokwa on October 26th in Kazakhstan. Today the promoter for the bout, Qazaq Promotions, released the poster for the contest. It's a simple, basic poster with the two men on it, but despite the simplicity, it does have a strong feel to it, and it's solid, without being spectacular.
On October 26th we get a stacked card at Korakuen Hall with 5 Japanese title eliminators. The are a Bantamweight eliminator between Kazuki Tanaka and Kyosuke Sawada, a Featherweight eliminator, pitting Hinata Maruta against Takenori Ohashi a Lightweight eliminator between Kazuki Saito and Izuki Tomioka and a Welterweight bout featuring Keita Obara and Toshiro Tarumi. The 8 men involved in those bouts are featured on the poster, as the shows tries to sell how important these bouts are. It's a simple but effective design.
On October 19th we get the next Real Spirits show, headlined by a fantastic match up between Tetsuro Ohashi and Suzumi Takayama, who battle for the Japanese Youth Super Flyweight title. That bout takes up around half the poster, really selling just how important that bout is, whilst the rest of the poster is focused on the under-card fighters. The poster is exciting and eye catching and we like it!
On September 18th Marine Pro Boxing Promotions will be holding a show in Mumbai. The card isn't a very big one, but as a stand out show it's good to see more action in India, and the poster tries all it can to sell the show. Sadly this is a hard sell, and it would have taken much more than just a poster to have generated real interested in the card.
We get the next Diamond Glove card on October 10th, and it's a brilliant double header. The card will be headlined by Japanese Lightweight champion Shuichiro Yoshino takes on Filipino fighter Harmonito Dela Torre, for the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight titles and have a supporting bout between Japanese Light Flyweight champion Kenichi Horikawa and title challenger Yuto Takahashi. The poster sells those two bouts and looks sharp. A solid effort, for a really decent card.
The next WP Boxing event will take place on September 21st and will see Petchbarngborn Kokietgym headline against Renz Rosia. The poster for the show feature the two men, on a rather dull an uninspired background. It's not a bad poster, just a boring one.
On October 12th the KBM host a pretty notable card featuring a WIBA bout, a Boxing M title bout and some low level inter-continental bouts. Sadly a card that should have been an easy sell really has an awful poster that does very little to sell the quality of match ups on the card, or the card in general.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.