On April 22nd fight fans in Kawanishi will get the chance to see the next Morioka gym show, headlined by Hinata Maruta. The card a pretty weak one over all, but does have name value in the form of Maruta and former world title challenger Warlito Parrenas, which should get the show a decent crowd. Despite the card actually being quite poor the poster does look good, and features the Morioka fighters on it in a pretty eye catching design.
On March 26th we'll see the ring return of Japanese prodigy Hinata Maruta, who headlines "Art of Boxing 4". Maruta is the key fingure on the poster, which features a trio of his Morioka gym stablemates, with the poster focusing on the WBC Youth title, which Maruta will be defending. The poster is a gold and green centric one, and whilst it's not the best it is one that makes the show look like it has real prestige, not "just" a Youth title fight.
On November 23rd Japanese fans in Osaka get one of the best shows this year, as Mutoh boxing and Morioka boxing come together to promote a huge 5 title bout show featuring 2 OPBF title bouts, 2 WBO Asia Pacific title bouts and a WBC Youth title fight. The card is not only stacked with title action but the show features notable names, like the fast rising Hinata Maruta and former world title challengers like Hirofumi Mukai and Inthanon Sithchamuang. The poster lists the 5 title bouts, it's laid out easily and simple and looks interesting. It's not an artistic poster but it is a really smart one.
At the end of July we see one of boxing's most promising young fighters return to the ring as he goes into his first title fight. That young fighter is Hinata Maruta who battles fellow unbeaten youngster Wilbert Berondo in a bout for the WBC Youth Bantamweight title. The two men are the key fighters on the poster which is again selling by the "Art of Boxing" tag line, a tag built around Maruta's incredible skills. The poster also features the show's details and some of the under-card fighters on the bottom of the poster.
This coming Sunday sees Japanese wunderkid Hinata Maruta return to the ring to headline a card dubbed "Art of Boxing", the poster features Maruta as the key image, though others on the poster include former world title challenger Hirofumi Mukai and Brandon Lockhart Shane. The poster is a peculiar one with the fighters and a strange shadowy image of what appears to be a laptop. It's an odd poster but in fairness they could have put anything on there as long as Maruta was featured given that the youngster is a sensational talent and heading on to huge things.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.