On December 16th OPBF Light Middleweight champion Akinori Watanabe will defend his title in the headline bout of the next Slugfest branded card. The poster for the show features Watanabe, along with what is essentially a bout listing for the show. It's a basic poster, but one that really does push Watanabe as a star. Basic but effective.
On October 21st fight fans in Tokyo will get a rather intriguing card feature a WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight title bout, between Yusuke Sakashita and Naoki Mochizuki and a Japanese title eliminator between Cristiano Aoqui and Daishi Nagata, as well as bouts featuring the likes of Kyotaro Fujimoto. The poster is a good, clean, sharp one. A solid effort.
On August 23rd Kadoebi put on the next Slugfest card, and it's a bit of a doozy, with a main event between OPBF Flyweight champion Jayr Raquinel and former world title champion Takuya Kogawa and a supporting bout between Alphoe Dagayloan and Ryota Yamauchi. The poster really sells those two bouts and although the the under-card isn't as good, those bouts are brilliant and are well worthy of the attention the poster gives them.
On May 8th Kadoebi will be putting on a pretty notable card featuring several notable fighters. The card will be headlined by former IBF Super Bantamweight champion Yukinori Oguni, with supporting bouts from former Japanese and OPBF champion Takuya Kogawa and former Japanese champion Takenori Ohashi. It's those 3 men that are on the poster in what looks like a simple but effective design that clearly sells on it's champions.
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.
To kick off the month of October we get a stacked Kadoebi card, with a really solid looking poster. The main event of the card will see former Japanese Featherweight champion Takenori Ohashi take on Ruito Saeki, whilst the under-card is stacked with prospects like Kazuki Saito, Ryota Yamauchi and the debuting Yuki Nakajima. The poster is, like other Slugfest posters, a very simple one but a pretty effective one with a basic yet interesting design.
On July 9th we'll get the next in the Kadoebi promoted "Slugfest" cards, with this one being promoted heavily on the fact it will be the final bout in the career of Daisuke Sakamoto, as he takes on Koki Koshikawa in an 8 rounder. Others on the card include Kazuki Saito, who faces Thai foe Pharanpetch Tor Buamas, and Shoma Fukumoto. The poster is pretty strong one, with a great and strong central image and good, clear, supporting images. A solid yet unspectacular effort.
On May 7th Kadoebi will promote their next in the "Slugfest" series of shows. It will be headlined by Kyotaro Fujimoto with a number of other notable bouts on the card, including a Japanese title fighter between Valantine Hosokawa and Vladmir Baez and bouts featuring Hiroki Okada and Ryota Yamauchi. The poster features all the aforementioned fighters and although it has a basic design it does sell the show well, selling on the fighters and title title action of the card.
On April 7th fight fans in Japan will get the next Dynamic Glove card, which will be fough under Kadoebi's "Slugfest" banner. The head line bout will see Takenori Ohashi defending the Japanese Featherweight title against Taiki Minamoto with a supporting card featuring Kazuki Saito, Shoma Fukumoto, Akinori Watanabe and Ratchasi Sithsaithong. The poster sells the show well on the two main bouts, and is a nice, clear and clean poster. A really good effort
On December 19th fight fans at the Korakuen Hall get an interesting card courtesy of Kadoebi, with the main event being a bout between Hiroki Okada and Jason Pagara and under-card bouts including the likes of Ryota Yamauchi, Yusuke Konno and Yuta Nakagawa. The poster is a simple one, but a design we like, showing the men involved in the main bouts, and featuring a host of details in the middle. A good, clear, well thought out posted.
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