On April 6th we get a highly anticipated Dynamic Glove card, headlined by Valentine Hosokawa defending the Japanese Light Welterweight title against Koki Inoue, in a brilliant Champion Carnival bout. As well as the fantastic main event the card is scattered with other fantastic fights, including a bout between Aso Ishiwaki and Yoji Saito. The poster really does the show a disservice, and if we're being honest it's an underwhelming poster for a fantastic show.
On March 2nd fight fans at the Korakuen Hall get the next Dynamic Glove show, which is set to be televised a few days later. The main event of the card will see Kazuto Takesako defending his Japanese Middleweight title against Shuji Kato. The poster features the two main event fighters as well as 5 fighters form the very exciting under-card, which is packed with notable prospects.
On February 2nd we get the second Dynamic Glove card of 2019, a card headlined by the ring return of Kenichi Ogawa, following a failed drugs test in 2017, and a Japanese Flyweight title fight between Junto Nakatani and Naoki Mochizuki. The poster for the show is a basic one, and we don't really like. The lack of colour makes it look dull, and the images don't really seem to line up very well. A disappointing effort.
On January 19th we'll get the second Japanese card of 2019, and the first to be televised thanks to G+. The card will see Shingo Wake battle against Takafumi Nakajima and Reiya Abe take on Daisuke Sugita, in two excellent match ups. The poster features those 4 men in in the middle of the poster, as well as having fire like background. It's exciting and dangerous and we like it. It captures the eye well.
On December 1st in Tokyo we get the next show from Kadoebi, and the next in the Dynamic Glove shows. The main event will see Japanese Light Welterweight champion Valentine Hosokawa defending his title against Takashi Inagaki whilst the supporting bouts will include the return of former world champion Yukinori Oguni. It's a simple poster, but one that works well for this show and matches up with previous "Slugfest" posters.
The first Japanese show currently scheduled to take place in November is a Dynamic Glove card that will be headlined by Kazuto Takesako defending his Japanese Middleweight title against former champion Sanosuke Sasaki. The poster for this is actually one of the better ones we've seen recently from Japan. It's not flawless but it's different to normal Dynamic Glove posters and does look pretty interesting with a lot of the fighters on it and a clear focus on the main event. A really solid poster.
On October 6th we'll see the next Dynamic Glove show, and it's really good one on paper with a brilliant main event between Japanese Super Featherweight champion Masaru Sueyoshi and OPBF champion Hironori Mishiro as well as a Japanese title eliminator between Junto Nakatani and Shun Kosaka, with both of those bouts being featured on a pretty interesting poster. The main is clearly the big selling point, but those involved in the show also know the significance of the chief support bout. A solid poster.
To kick off September Japanese fight fans get the next of the A Sign Bee shows and it's quite a stacked one with a lot of notable fighters on it. The main event will be a Japanese Bantamweight title fight, as Yuta Saito takes on Eita Kikuchi with the support card feature the likes of Charles Bellamy, Reiya Abe, Akihiro Kondo, Ryohei Takahashi and Hayate Kaji. The fighters in some well matched bouts and it's a pretty exciting looking poster. All in all a good effort from the Asign team.
On July 7th fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see Japanese Youth Flyweight champion Junto Nakatani return to the ring, as he looks to continue his climb towards a bout for a senior title.. The talented youngster will be headlining a card which will also feature Matcha Nakagawa, Ryota Toyoshima and Yuihci Yokoyama, among others. The poster really sells Nakatani as the star, and the baby faced Flyweight is clearly the focal point of not only the poster, but also the show, in what should be an excellent card for fans in attendance. Sadly those not at the venue will need to wait a few days for the tape delay broadcast of the show.
On June 2nd Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see Japanese Middleweight champion Kazuto Takesako battling against Joel de la Cruz. The poster is a pretty simple one though makes Takesako look pretty imposing and like the star of the show, despite not even defending his title on the show. It's simple but effective.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.