Whilst every boxing fan is interested by the May 2nd "super fight" it's worth noting there is something rather exciting happening a day earlier in Japan as Fuji TV air one of their "Diamond Glove Specials" and this really is a bit special. Not only will it feature the always fun Akira Yaegashi but it will also feature Ryota Murata, up against his first world ranked opponent, and Takashi Miura, up against former world title holder Billy Dib. We won't pretend it's the show of the weekend but it is a solid card overall.
Whilst we like the card, a lot, we do have to wonder what the hell went on with the poster which looks like it's been taken from the music video to "White Light" by Superfly or some weird art gallery. We like the show a lot but we really can't even pretend we like the poster, even though it does feature the three main fighters.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
For those wondering, yes, we like Superfly!
It seems that since we first started doing this part of the website more and more shows have been having multiple posters designed. By now we're starting to think that a fight isn't big unless it has more than 1 poster created for it.
The next show with 2 posters is the upcoming "Diamond Glove Special". The first poster features the 3 highlight fights which see Akira Yaegashi fighting Edgar Sosa, Naoya Inoue fighting Jerson Mancio and Ryota Murata fighting Dave Peterson are featured on the poster above.
In terms of the poster it's one that is clearly showing the Japanese fighters and the flag. It's, lets be honest, a Japanese poster to highlight the top 3 Japanese fighters on the show. All 3 fight fight foreign fighters and all three are hoping that a victory can see them progressing on to bigger and better fights
Whilst we all understand the logic behind putting the three main fights on a poster what is a little more surprisingly is that the debuting Takuma Inoue, the younger brother of Naoya Inoue, gets his own poster.
We've got to admit we find this one pretty interesting. It's obvious that Ohashi gym are hyping up their fighter and with good reason but still it seems odd to give a debutant a whole poster just for themselves. Then again if Takuma is as good as hyped he'll be fronting a lot more posters before his career is over.
As well as the two posters which are actually being used, there was also this original poster type thing that Ohashi gym put out. This just features the three Oashi fighters, Akira Yaegashi, Naoya Inoue and Takuma Inoue as well as the pricing, and the fights of of Naoya and Yaegashi.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.