Some shows are genuine garbage. The recent Showtime card in the US was one such appalling card with 3 clear televised mismatches and more down the card. The show provided little in terms of entertainment and was little more than a card of show case bouts, the sort of thing you'd expect on ESPN not on a premium channel.
Thankfully on Monday Japanese fans get complete opposite to the Showtime card as we end up with 2 marvellous match ups with tiles on the line between men with similar styles, similar levels and similar skills,
The first of the 2 great bouts will see Yohei Tobe defending his Japanese Super Flyweight title against Sho Ishida in a really tremendous contest between two boxer-punchers with tremendous jabs, great movement and very respectable power. The Tobe/Ishida bout is great though it's over-shadowed by an even better match up at Light Welterweight as Keita Obara attempts to defend his OPBF title against Shinya Iwabuchi. If you like fireworks then you'll love Obara/Iwabuchi and we're really hoping a video will come out soon after the fight.
As for the poster it features the 4 men involved in the main bouts and does look like an important show. It may not fully do the card justice but it makes a fair effort of trying and if the card wasn't quite as good we'd think the poster was very solid. Sadly in many ways the show is too good for just a typical dangan poster.
(Image courtesy of http://boxmob.jp)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.