On New Year's Eve TBS host one of their traditional end of year cards, headlined by Japanese star Kazuto Ioka, who defends his WBO Super Flyweight title against mandatory challenger Jeyvier Cintron. That bout is on of 3 world title bouts on the card, with WBO Flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka defending his title against Chinese challenger Wulan Tuolehazi and WBO female Super Flyweight champion Miyo Yoshida defending her title against Li Ping Shi. The poster is a pretty uninspired given the quality of the show, and it's a real shame that the poster didn't match up to the quality of the show.
On 21 September fans in Florida may be set for a genuine hidden gem of a bout as talented young Filipino Mike Plania takes on the unbeaten Nicaraguan Giovanni Gutierrez. On paper this is a brilliant match up which will be over looked by most. Whilst the poster isn't great it does try to make the guys feel important, though maybe not quite as important as M&R boxing who appear to be more of the focus than the actual fighters.
On December 16th Filipino fighter Joey Canoy will be in action in South Africa as he faces former IBF Minimumweight world champion Nkosinathi Joyi. The bout might not be a huge one, but it's certainly an interesting one, and one that could well see Joyi suffer another upset, with the South African not being the fighter he once was. The poster is a pretty basic one, but it's an effective one, with a very clear focus. Simple but effective.
On November 28th Petch Sor Chitpattana, aka Tasana Salapat, will be defending the OPBF Silver Bantamweight title, as he takes on Filipino foe Aries Buenavidez. The poster for the bout is a very simple one featuring the two fighters. It's nothing amazing, but it's simple and it's effective.
On December 22nd we'll see the 2019 All Japan Rookie of the Year finals. As with these shows very year the poster is a basic one, with the East and West Japanese fighters shown in a photograph together and a list of the fighters involved. Nothing special here, but it does it's job and does help show what fans will get at the event.
On December 21st fight fans in Naga will get an interesting card, headlined by Vic Saludar, and featuring two of his brothers. The show isn't the biggest or most stacked, but it is an interesting one with Vic Saludar fighting for the first time since losing the WBO Minimumweight title earlier this year and also featuring recent world title challenger Casey Morton. The poster makes the card look important, but it's a shame the fighters appear to be such a minor part of the poster.
This coming weekend from Monte Carlo we get a pretty eclectic show featuring fighters from all over the place. Among those on the card is Chinese Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei, who battles Ukrainian veteran Andriy Rudenko. The bout is quite low down the card but still makes for an interesting match up. The poster sells the venue well and makes the show look huge. It's an interesting show, but they do very well to make it look bigger and better than it really is.
On December 14th Shamo boxing will be hosting their 50th show, headlined by the unbeaten Ibragim Eskendir taking on Malawi foe Mussa Ajibu. The poster sells the show on their bout, but doesn't look particularly interesting or eye catching.
Over the weekend we posted an image of a poster being used for Dangan 231 and Guts Fighting, and it was a design we really didn't think much of. This is an alternativeposter used for the show, featuring the two men in the main event, Hironori Mishiro and Yoshimitsu Kimura, as well as the fighters in the main support bout, Yudai Shigeoka and Lito Dante, as well as former world champion Ryoichi Taguchi, who will be having his retirement ceremony on this event.
We are used to posters being a bit all over there with some great designs, some awful designs, and a wide variety of things in between. However we believe this is the first time we've seen a poster for a fight look more like it was the cover of a guy porn magazine than a fight show. The bout is brilliant, the show is brilliant on paper, but the poster is dreadful and we can't see any logical reason why Hironori Mishiro and Yoshimitsu Kimura appear to be naked on this poster. A very, very odd idea, and one that seems to have over shadowed a great match up.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.