On October 21st Kuroshio Boxing Gym put on their next show, though sadly the poster doesn't really do much to promote the fights on the show, instead featuring fighters who won't actually be competing on the poster in more prominent positions than fighters who are competing, hence why Ken Shiro is on there. There was the potential to sell the action on the card, but instead the poster looks towards special guests as the key selling point. A disappointing approach.
On October 29th fight fans in Kochi will get a small card, though looking at the poster you'd expect to see both Ken Shiro and Juiki Tatsuyoshi both fighting. The poster is one that feels misleading and is certainly not one we like or support. We know that Ken Shiro and Tatsuyoshi will play a minor part in the card, but the poster almost implies that they will both be fighting. A poor representation of the show if we're being honest.
This coming Sunday isn't a great day for Japanese fans, with the only card of the day being Kuroshio dynamic Fight 34, a less than stellar show with nothing too exciting. Despite being a low profile card is does allow fans some action and a chance to see some fights. It seems those designing the poster for the show know the card isn't a big one and the poster does look rather "meh" as a result, a fair poster for the type of card it's promoting but nothing that will make fight fans excited about the show at hand.
This coming Sunday sees an Osaka Teiken card from Kochi that, although not great, looks very interesting with an notable 8 round main event between the unbeaten Tatsuya Ikemizu and Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi. The two fighters in the main event can be seen in the bottom corner of the poster whilst the main image is of former world champion Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, possibly the most popular Osaka Teiken fighter despite the fact he has been retired for years.
We've got to be honest the poster is an interesting one though we're unsure why Tatsuyoshi is given such a big image on the poster considering he's not on the card. From what we understand his son was supposed to be having his pro-test bout on the card however we would still have liked more attention being given to Ikemizu considering his clear promise. Of course however "Joe" is well known and could well interest more fans than the actual fighters taking part on the card.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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