On Wednesday we have two world title fights. One of those has received international attention as Kazuto Ioka attempts to become a 3-weight world champion in just his 15th professional contest, The other bout however hasn't received much in terms of international press.
The bout without much attention is the IBF Minimumweight title fight between defending champion Katsunari Takayama, who is heavily favoured, and compatriot Shin Ono. The bout, which has been completely ignored around the world. The fact it has been ignored it partly due to the fact Ono is a relative unknown and partly due to the fact it's being viewed, even in Japan, as a mismatch.
Despite the general perception of this being a mismatch it has managed to get it's own poster, much like Takayama's bout with Virgilio Silvano did last year, and in all honesty it's not a bad one. We may be biased, because we genuinely love Takayama, but it does look like a wild west type movie poster. We don't expect to see a wild west shoot out but we do expect to see a very talented world champion defending his title in a bout that should be little more than a temporary distraction before Takayama chases a unification bout later this year.
(Courtesy of http://img-cdn.jg.jugem.jp/)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.