The next few months are expected to be hectic for Japanese fight fans, and the'rs already several shows under the "Splendid Boxing" banner arranged. One of those takes place at the end of March and boasts this rather packed poster. We'll be honest and suggest this is too packed to be an effective poster, and could have been better by being a little less cluttered if we're being honest.
On April 14th we see the next Splendid Boxing show, which will be headlined by the rematch between Musashi Mori and Richard Pumicpic, following their 2018 clash which ended following a headclash. As well as the main event the card will also feature Ginjiro Shigeoka and Seiya Tsutsumi, two very highly regarded prospects from the Watanabe gym. The poster sells hard on the main event, and makes Mori look like a star, which does great for fans perhaps not aware of him. It's not an amazing poster, but it certainly does a good job of painting the local youngster as something special.
We get a great bout in Japan on November 25th, as WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight champion Richard Pumicpic defends the title against Musashi Mori. The poster features the two men in the center of middle of the poster with the title between them. It's not an amazing design but it's a very solid one, that makes the bout look like it's something very special.
On July 15th fight fans at the Aioi Hall will get the chance to see one of Japan's brightest young prospects take a notable step up in class, with Musashi Mori taking on Allan Vallespin, on a card that also features 2017 Rookie of the Year runner up Arashi Iimi. The poster really pushes Mori as a star, making him the focal point of the poster, but featuring enough to show that it's not a 1-man card. A good poster that really does make a talented youngster look like a rising star.
On April 1st there is a host of Japanese cards, one of those takes place at the Aioi Hall. The card, which will be head by the baby faced Musashi Mori. The poster does well in selling Mori as the show's star and giving all the details of the show, in what is a pretty solid promotional poster for the card.
On November 26th fight fans in Kariya will get the chance to see a smallcard, headlined by Masashi Tada taking on the heavy handed Masamichi Yabuki. The poster is a busy looking one, but one that does well in selling the show on the number of fights, rather than any specific fighter.
On July 16th fight fans in Aichi are in for a treat as Yakushiji Promotuions puts on a small but notable card at the Aioi Hall. The card doesn't feature many notable names, but does look like one which should provide a lot of explosive action. The poster features a lot of fighters and although it looks like an overly-packed and busy one, it does work well for the show.
This coming Sunday is a busy day for Japanese fight fans with a number of shows across the country. One of those shows, at the Aioi Hall, is a show dubbed Splendid Boxing Vol 6. The card isn't a huge one but it is an interesting one from Yakushiji promotions and is headlined by former OPBF title challenger Eita Kikuchi, who faces Kazuki Fukakura. The poster is a simple but busy one that has a lot going on but isn't an overly crowded one. A decent but not amazing effort.
A busy month just gets busier over the next week or so and one of the shows is this one which isn't a high level show but it is an interesting Japanese domestic one with a number of bouts on it.
In regards to the poster it does have some of the features we like to see, such as the match up section at the bottom and the details at the top such as the venue, time and date. Sadly however the version we've got here isn't a very clear one and the fighters they are selling the show on aren't the most recognisable or famous, sadly. Though we do like the way this has been put together over-all.
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