On December 19th in Karachi Hussain Shah will be promoting an event in Pakistan. The show, under the HS Promotion banner, isn't a big one, but continues to build and develop boxing in Pakistan, which is something we're really glad to see. Over the coming Pakistan could become a new Asian hot bed for boxing and shows like this, whilst low key, are incredibly important to the sport developing in new areas. As for the poster, it's very simple and basic. Nothing outstanding here, but they have made Usman Wazeer look like a star.
On December 19th we'll see the next Shinsei promoted event and whilst it's not what we had originally hoped to see, it's still a solid card card featuring interesting match ups between Hiroyuki Hisataka and Tetsuro Ohashi, and Ryosuke Nishida and Shohei Omori. The poster is a really simple design, making the main event very clear and a lot of details on the poster. It does however leave us wondering if there's some sort of link to Scotland here due to the white cross on blue background, the Scottish flag!
On December 5th we get the next WP Boxing event and credit to the promoters here for doing what they can to make a solid show look even better. The poster sells the two main bouts as being solid contests, with one of those being the rematch between Apichet Petchmanee and Musheg Adoian and the other being the intriguing match up between Phongsaphon Panyakum and former world champion Kompayak Porpramook. The poster has the typical look of a WP Boxing poster, but dressed it up a little bit and makes the show look like it's something special. We'll admit it's a simple design, but it got us more hyped for a card that we were already really looking forward to.
On December 20th we'll see IBF Flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane defending his title as he takes on Filipino challenger Jayson Mama in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the hometown of Mthalane. Sadly for such a big event in Mthalane's career this promotional image just feels under-whelming, and a bit dull. It's more a TV insert image than a fully fledged poster, and we really hope that a proper event poster will be made available closer to fight time.
Earlier this year we had a string of really good posters from Top Rank, who seemed to hire someone to do original designs, and to really make fights feel unique. Sadly for the December 12th bout between Japan's Masayoshi Nakatani and Puerto Rican fighter Felix Verdejo it appears that Top Rank have forgotten to do that and have put out a relatively bland and boring poster image of the two men, and rising Super Middleweight Edgar Berlanga. This is just a really unexciting poster and a design that does nothing at all to make the bout feel special. Just a really boring poster here, sadly.
On December 18th in Manadaue City we'll get the next show from Omega Sports. The poster for the show is a pretty simple one, with 5 fighters from the show in front of a relatively plain background. It's not original or exciting but, thankfully, it is a coherent poster and it makes sense. Simple but it works, which is much better than we've from some other posters.
On December 18th we'll see Gennady Golokvin take on Kamil Szeremeta, with Golovkin defending the IBF and IBO Middleweight titles. The bouts has been one of the long, overdrawn, and frustrating sagas of 2020. Thankfully the bout is now announced and, in all honesty it's not a match up we're looking forward to. Saying that however one thing it does do well is have a great poster. This is legitimately a really, really good poster. It plays on the nations of the two men, has some simple stuff on their, images of their faces. There's nothing amazing, or original here, but it is a solid looking design and we have no issues with it, at all. A genuinely simple but good poster.
On November 27th we'll see the much anticipated WBC Minimumweight title bout between the unbeaten Wanheng Menayothin and Panya Pradabsri. The bout has, finally, had a poster made available it's this simple one of the two fighters in front of a nice looking background. The design is simple, basic, and overly. Nothing too original or out of the box, but lets be honest, it works and the bout essentially sells it's self as one to watch given Menayothin's 54-0 record is on the line here.
In mid-December we'll get a really interesting AK Promotions card in Pakistan, headlined by a world title eliminator between Pakistani star Muhammad Waseem and under-rated Filipino puncher Jeny Boy Boca. The bout might not get much attention in the west but it's certainly an interesting Flyweight bout between a talented all-rounder, who came close to defeat Moruti Mthalane, and upset minded Filipino slugger. The poster looks good at first glance, though sadly it's missing key information, such as when and where. Come on guys, at least get the date and time of the show on there somewhere!
On December 19th AK Promotions, the promotional company of Amir Khan, put on a show in Lahore, Pakistan. The full details of the card are yet to be confirmed, though it is known that Muhammad Waseem will be in the main event in a world title eliminator. Although we expect a much better poster come fight time we thought this was worth sharing, with date, venue and Waseem all there on the poster as well as the logo of various brands associated with the show. It's simple, but it works...though we do hope a better poster is made available come the week of the event.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.