On June 27th we'll get the chance to see Thai teenager Phoobadin Yoohanngoh fight in his first international title bout, as he fights for the WBA Asia Light Welterweight title. The poster is a simple one who Phoobadin, the WBA title and his opponent for the bout. Nothing too special here as a poster, but it's simple and effective.
In June the KBC will be putting on a show though the poster for the event, or rather the poster used with the official announcement for the event, is just an odd one. It doesn't feature any of the fighters involved on the show and despite the poster announcing 7 bouts only 6 were actually mentioned on the event. Also the poster has no date. We're not really sure what the KBC were trying to achieve here.
Earlier today we looked at the terrible original poster for Bakbakan Sa Tayug 4, now we've been sent an updated example, and man what a huge improvement! This is a solid poster, a bit basic but it's solid and very easy to look at rather than the eye sore of the original poster.
On March 16th in the Philippines fight fans will get the chance to see IBF Bantamweight mandatory challenger Michael Dasmarinas in action as he takes on Chaiwat Buatkrathok, aka Kongfah Nakornluang in what should be an entertaining bout. Sadly, though as is the case with many Filipino posters, this is an absolute eye sort. It's got red text on red background, blue text on blue background, and so many huge sponsor logos...just an awful poster and a real nightmare to look at.
On March 21st fight fans in the Philippines will be able to see the fact rising Carl Jammes Martin return to the ring to take on veteran Ardin Diale in an interesting match up to headline "Fists of the Future". The poster is a very simple and effective one. Simple poster but it sells the main event and the idea that Martin is a major part of the future of Filipino boxing.
On March 16th we get a Filipino card headlined by talented Filipino Bantamweight Michael Dasmarinas. Sadly the poster for the event is a mess. The images of the promoters are bigger than the images of the fighters, the text, which has red on red for the names and some blue on blue, is an eye sore, and the text simply takes up too much of the poster. An awkward ache on the eyes.
On April 19th Japanese fight fans in Osaka will get the next card from the Mutoh Gym. The show isn't a huge one, by any means, but certainly has some interesting match ups on it, including a Japanese Youth title fight between Joe Shiraishi and Tetsuya Mimura and a huge step up for Ryosuke Nishida, who takes on Matcha Nakagawa. Sadly the poster just feels really uninspired and like so many other "You will be the Champion" posters. They keep their branding clear, but it's just uninspiring and doesn't have a big fighter to sell the show on.
On March 28th our attention turns to Kazakhstan for the next MTK Kazakhstan show. It's not a massive one, but there is a host of notable names, including Zhankosh Turarov, Muhammad Waseem and Fazliddin Gaibnazarov. The poster design is a simple one, but one that does well in showing a host of the fighters involved.
On April 4th WP Boxing put on one of their biggest shows to date as former world champions collide! The bout that headlines the show will see former 2-time WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai take on former IBF Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng. The bout is a mouth watering one, and one we're really excited about. The poster is a simple one, but the the typo on the poster, in regards to Srisaket's name, is very hard to over-look here. Simple, but with a glaring error.
Later this week on Facebook Mayweather Promotions will be showing another in their "Sin City Showdown" series of shows. This one is particularly interesting to us as it features Filipino Reymond Yanong taking on the unbeaten Frank Martin. It's not a big show but it does give Yanong a chance to a chance to make his US debut and build on a surprise 2019 win against Ryuki Ishii in Japan. Sadly the poster is just a very generic "fighter on background" image and nothing to get excited about.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.