On November 16th we get the next Fighting Beat Boxing show from Osaka, headlined by a Japanese Light Flyweight title fight between defending champion Tetsuya Hisada and young challenger Akihiro Toya. The poster is a very simple one, with the two men along with the fighters from the under-card .The lack of colour and general simplicity work against the poster here, and it really doesn't catch the eye as much as it should.
On July 16th fight fans at the EDION Arena Osaka will get the chance to see Japanese Light Flyweight champion Tetsuya Hisada defending his title, as he takes on Koki Ono. The card, othter than the main event, is lacking in terms of notable bouts but the main event is a really good bout and could well be Hisada's final contest before a potential world title fight. The poster is a very simple design, but we quite like the simplicity of it.
On April 14th Harada Boxing along with reason are putting on a joint show which will feature a relatively week under-card, but two Japanese title fights. Those title fights will see Tetsuya Hisada defending his Japanese Light Flyweight title against Koji Itagaki and a rematch between Hiroyuki Kudaka and Go Onaga for the currently vacant Japanese Super Flyweight title. The poster for the show sells the double title aspect of the show really well and and it's a clear poster with all 4 men on it. It's not the most amazing or unique poster, but it is a very solid one, and one which we can't complain about.
On November 17th we'll see Japanese Light Flyweight champion Tetsuya Hisada defending his title against youngster Takeru Kamikubo. The poster is a pretty simple on, focusing on the main event, and sharing the details of the card in more dtails. It's nothing revolutionary, though we do like the poster's simplicity and the fact that the show is selling on it's main event, rather than over complicating things.
On July 28th most Asian fight fans will be focused on China, where we'll get a WBO Flyweight world title bout. Those who aren't may well be in Japan, watching Japanese Light Flyweight champion Tetsuya Hisada making the first defense of his title and battling against Atsushi Kakutani, in an attractive looking bout. Aside from the main event the card is weak, but the poster is pretty neat with a nice background, and a very clear focus on the main event.
On April 21st fight fans in Osaka will see Tetsuya Hisada and Kenichi Horikawa face off in a bout for the Japanese Light Flyweight title. The bout is the headline bout of a low key card but the show should be a fun one and it certainly sells hard on the main event.
On November 11th Japanese fans have plenty of options for their boxing fix, one of those options is Fighting Beat Boxing, in Osaka. The card isn't a major one but it is an interesting one with some well matched, domestic tier match ups. The poster makes the top 2 match ups for the card very clear and also shows the other bouts, and despite being a simple poster but is a clear one and a solid looking one for the level of this card
We like a variety of posters used in this sport to advertise up coming shows, but we must admit we like some more than others. One of recent favourites has been this "classic style" poster done for the July 22nd show "Fighting Beat Boxing". The style might look somewhat out dated but it's still an attractive poster that stands out in today's world of over-crowded and overly busy posters.
One of the many Japanese shows over the coming days is the next "Fighting beat boxing", a show headlined by Japanese ranked contender Tetsuya Hisada who faces Indonesia's Ardi Tefa. The bout isn't a great one, though it seems likely to act as a title prelude for Hisada who has worked his way to the top of the Japanese rankings. The poster is a simple one but is a pretty effective one with the main event made clear, a list of details at the bottom and the undercard fighters all visible. A good but basic poster.
One of this Friday's shows is this Fighting Beat Boxing show sadly however the poster gives away the true quality of the show with the promotional image looking much like it was thrown together by a school kid as opposed to anyone professional. The show doesn't feature many fighters of interest and unfortunately the poster won't drag anyone new to the show other than the hardcore fans or those there to see some local talent.
The poster isn't one that we like and it's hard to defend such a poor poster though thankfully it won't convince anyone thay are getting a chance to see top world class fighters. In some ways the poor quality of the poster is actually a saving grace even if Harada boxing could, and should, have done better.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.