We are just a few days from what could be an historic day for Japanese boxing as Kazuto Ioka attempts to become the quickest fighter in Japanese boxing history to become a 3-weight world champion. Ioka, who battles Amnat Ruenroeng for the IBF Flyweight, had this poster promoting the fight in Japan.
The poster, which predominantly features Ioka also shows the belts of the IBF, WBA and WBC in the top corner. Ioka, who already owns WBC and WBA belts will be hoping to acquire an IBF belt, hence why that is on the poster.
Typically we'd have expected to see Ioka's opponent on the poster but instead the only other man featured is Katsunari Takayama, who is in the bottom corner. Takayama will be defending his own IBF belt against Shin Ono on the same show.
We do, generally, like the poster. The image of Ioka looks brilliant, the details of the fight in the middle are excellent and the trio of belts idea is fantastic. Sadly though we would have liked to have seen Amnat on the poster somewhere.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
Hiroki Ioka may not have come up with a catchy name for his upcoming show later this week but the poster it's self does look pretty cool in all honest with both Kazuto Ioka, top, and Ryo Miyazaki, bottom, sharing the space.
The poster might look a bit too crowded if you can't read Japanese but the basis of the poster is pretty straight forward with the two main fights listed as well as the channel, date and ticket prices in the middle.
The show, which sees Kazuto Ioka defending his WBA Light Flyweight title for the second time and Ryo Miyazaki facing Jesus Silvestre in a WBA Minimumweight unification looks to be a very promising one and one that all fans should attempt to tune in to.
As the poster says, it will be televised on TBS on September 11th 2013, with the broadcast starting at 9PM local time.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.