On June 13th fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see Keita Obara return to a Japanese ring, following a loss in a world title eliminator, and will also see a Japanese Minimumweight title fight between Norihito Tanaka and Naoya Haruguchi. The poster for the card is pretty weird one in some ways. Obara's bout, which is technically the main event, is a mismatch but gets clear top billing, whilst the interesting title bout seems to play second fiddle. It's not awful, but one we don't really like. A very odd 2 part design that doesn't really work for us.
On April 11th we'll see Japanese Lightweight champion Shuichiro Yoshino defending his belt against Accel Sumiyoshi. The poster for the bout is an incredibly simple one, but it has all the details on it, looks charp, and makes it clear this main event is something big. It's a simple but very good poster.
On February 14th Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get a really interesting title double header. The main bout will see Hiroaki Teshigawara defending his OPBF Super Bantamweight title against Yuki Iriguchi whilst the co-main event bout will see Kenichi Horikawa and Satoru Todaka battle for the vacant Japanese Light Flyweight title. The poster does well in selling both of these these bouts, and although it's nothing spectacular it is a solid poster. For fans unable to make their way to Tokyo this card will partially televised on delay on Fuji TV.
On December 13th we'll see Japanese Lightweight champion Shuichiro Yoshino defending his title against Kazumasa Kobayashi. The poster for the bout is a pretty good looking one, selling the bout hard, despite the fact it appears to be a total mismatch. The poster does a great job and we like this one, a lot more than we actually like the match up.
On October 11th we get a really interesting card under the Diamond Glove banner, headlined by an OPBF double header. One bout will see Daishi Nagata challenge Rikki Naito or the OPBF 140lbs title whilst the other will see Hiroaki Teshigawara take on Glenn Suminguit for the OPBF Super Bantamweight title. The poster does well in selling the double header the men involved, though does look just a tad disjointed. We do like it, but feel like including Suminguit would have helped.
On August 9th fight fans in Tokyo will get a notable Diamond Glove card, with a pair of title fights. One of those bouts with see Taiki Minamoto make his first defense of the Japanese Featherweight title, at he takes on Tatsuya Otsubo, whilst the other will be a rematch for the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title between Alvin Lagumbay and Keita Obara, who fought earlier this and had their bout conclude with a bizarre double knockdown that Obara was unable to recover from. The poster for the card sells the show hard on those two bouts and it looks like an interesting poster, with out doing too much.
On June 14th fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see a title triple header at the Korakuen Hall in the next Diamond Glove card. The bout features two WBO Asia Pacific title bouts, with Hiroaki Teshigawara taking on Teiru Kinoshita in a bout at Bantamweight and Warlito Parrenas facing off with Ryuichi Funai in the other, along with a Japanese Lightweight title bout between Shuichiro Yoshino and Genki Meeda. The poster for the show features the 6 men involved in the title bouts, and is a pretty simply yet eye catching design, that we quite like the look of.
On Apri 12th Fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see a triple title show. The card will be headlined by Keita Obara defending his WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title against Alvin Lagumbay, a late fill in for Allan Tanada. In other title bouts we'll see Richard Pumicpic defending his Asia Pacific title against Yoshimitsu Kimura and a Japanese Bantamweight title bout between Yusuke Suzuki and Suguru Muranaka. The card should be something really special for fans and the poster makes the card look really important, with special focus on Obara. A really good poster over all.
On February 8th we get a title double header, with Japanese Lightweight champion Shuichiro Yoshino defending his title against Masaki Saito, on a card that will also feature Hiroaki Teshigawara defending his WBO Asia Pacific title against Jason Canoy, in a potential war. The poster featues Yoshino, Teshigawara and Saito in a pretty basic nice design that appears to suggest that the show will shine a light on the trio.
On December 14th fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see a title double header. The card will see Keita Obara defending his WBO Asia Pacific title against Shusaku Fujinaka and Koichi Aso will defend his Japanese natoional title against Valentine Hosokawa. The poster pretty much sells the entire show on those two bouts and looks like a strong and clear poster.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.