On June 28th we get the next show in the Flash Akabane series of "Over Heat Boxers Night". The poster keeps the style we usually see with the Flash shows, but without a really recognisable fighter on the show the poster suffers with a lack of star power. It's well put together, for the most part, but was always going to struggle to get real interest in what is a low level domestic card.
The Overheat Boxer's Night series returns on March 22nd for the 89th show in the series and, if we're being honest, it may have one of the better posters from the series of shows. There's no huge name on the card, but the poster does do a good job of selling the show with an eye catching design. We like this one.
On December 10th in Tokyo fight fans get the next Overheat Boxers Night card, headlined by Akihiro Yamanaka facing off with Ryo Narizuka. The poster is a simple one, and one we're not really that excited by. We suspect the card will decent, for a domestic show, but the reality is that poster doesn't really inspire us to be excited about the fights.
On September 19th we get the next show in the Overheat Boxer's night series of card. The show isn't a particularly big one, nor is it one with big name fighters on it, but it does look like it could be a pretty interesting one with several well matched bouts on it. The poster for the card is a very simple one, with the bout list in the middle of it and with 6 of the most notable fighters on it. It's a poster that does well to sell the overall show, but it is a pretty week show in all honesty and the poster is limited by what it can actually use for the show.
On July 2nd fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get a small, but notable card, headlined by Takashi Inagaki battling against Yusuke Konno. The poster for the card is a simple one, but one that works well for the low key card that it's promoting.
On June 22nd fight fans in Japan will see a new national champion being crowned at Bantamweight, as Suguru Muranaka battles Yuta Saito for the vacant title. The match up is pretty much the only notable one on the card, and takes up almost the entire poster. It's a poster that makes the bout seem important and the show seem significantly. Not a perfect poster, but a solid one for a very weak card overall.
On March 23rd fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see the next Flash Akabane show. The card will feature former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Kenta Nakagawa as well as a very interesting match up between Daishi Nagata and Takashi Inagaki. If we're being honest the poster doesn't look like anything special. It does it's job in trying to sell the card, but it doesn't make the card seem like it's anything special, which is a little bit disappointing.
On December 6th fight fans in Tokyo get the chance to see two former Japanese champions in action, with Suguru Muranaka and Kenta Nakagawa both fighting in non-title contests. The poster is a simple one, selling on the two former champions, and it looks exciting, even if the card is unlikely to be the one of the most entertaining of the year. It's a good poster, and sells a pretty low level card well.
On September 21st Japanese fans will get the next Overheat Boxers Night card from Flash Akabane. The card will be headlined by former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Kenta Nakagawa and should be a solid card with a number of domestic fighters. Nakagawa leads the poster along with stablemate Takashi Inagaki. It's a simple poster, but a solid enough one given the quality of the card, and the consistent branding that Flash Akabane have used for these shows over the years.
On June 23rd Flash Akabane will host their next "Overheat Boxers Night" card. t's nothing big, with trhee local talents battling Thai visitors in the main bouts, but it does have a poster that continues to follow the usual branding of the shows in the series. It's a decent poster but nothing outstanding, featuring a lot of information but not really catching the eye.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.