On December 12th fight fans in Tokyo will see a deep domestic card, headlined by local prospect Koki Koshikawa taking on former OPBF Light Middleweight champion Ratchasi Sithsaithong. The poster is a packed and busy one, and whilst it's not a bad one, it certainly feels a bit over busy, sadly. It works, but could have been made less busy.
On August 10th fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see Masanori Rikiishi return to action for the first time since his ill-fated bout with Kosuke Saka, the 2-1 Japanese prospect will headline a card which features several other notable fighters domestic fighters. Sadly the poster for the show is a less than great one, that looks overly cramped at the top second and includes too much, too spread out, in the bottom part. A prretty disappointing effort in our eyes.
On April 10th fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see "The Greatest Boxing Vol 30", promoted by Hideki Todaka. The show isn't a big one, but should be an interesting one with a number of notable fighters on the card. The poster is a really fun one and looks like a cover for a party record or something. It might not be a show that lives up to it's name, but it is a really good poster, and very different to many that we see, even from the same family of shows.
On December 8th Japanese fight fans get the next show in the "The Greatest Boxing" series. The card is headlined by a Japanese title eliminator, as Vladimir Baez, AKA Destino Japan, takes on Kazuyasu Okamoto, and the under-card is littered with other notable domestic talents. The poster is a pretty interesting one, seemingly selling on both the main even and the under-card and it's a solid poster, even if it could be improved a little. We like the idea here, even if it's not been finished in quite the right way.
On August 4th Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to seea low key show headlined be an interesting match up between Vladimir Baez and Ryusei Nakajima. The card isn't going to set pulses racing but the card is a pretty busy one and the poster sells the show on the quantity of fights, rather than the quality, making the show seem better than it really is.
On April 11th Japanese fight fans will get a low key card at the Korakuen Hall. The card isn't likely to get much attention, due to the quality of fighters in action, but could be a fun event for fans given the well matched low key contests set to be part of the show.
The final Japanese show of November comes on November 29th and features the exciting Kenya Yamashita in the main event. The poster is a very busy one but is a decent one given just how busy and packed it is. It's not most clear but it's a solid overall effort.
This coming Tuesday Japanese fans get the next "The Greatest Boxing" card. The show isn't a huge one but it does feature some notable fighters, including the promising Noriaki Sato and the experienced Shuji Hamada along with former Japanese title challenger Ryuta Otsuka. The poster is simple, basic but effective.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.