On Feburary 26th fight fans in Tokyo will get the next Guts Fighting card, headlined by a WBO Minimumweight title fight between Vic Saludar and Masataka Taniguchi. The poster sells the show hard on the main event, and the Philippines Vs Japan nature of that main event, whilst also including the under-card fighters on the bottom of the poster. It's nothing original, but it is pretty solid.
On March 8th fight fans will get a show from Highland and Diamond International Boxing Promotions, featuring the return of Denver Cuello, who faces limited Indonesian foe Jack Amisa. The poster that has hit the internet appears to be for the main event only, and whilst it's good to see Cuello back, it's not a great poster if we're being honest. Just a bit bland and empty.
On March 16th we see one of the first huge Japanese fights of 2019, as Kosei Tanaka defends his WBO Flyweight title against former unified Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi. The poster, which also features Kento Hatanaka, is a less than amazing one if we're being honest, and we'd be surprised if there wasn't a revised one released closer to fight time.
On February 10th fight fans in Japan will see Yumemi Ikemoto battle with Filipino foe Gretel de Paz in what is being sold as a world title pre-lude. The poster isn't the best, if we're being honest, but does sell Ikemoto as being the clear star of the show.
On March 29th fight fans in Singapore get a stacked card headlined by the rematch between Paulus Ambunda and Muhamad Ridhwan, with Ridhwan looking to bounce back from his sole loss. As well as the main event there is also a brilliant supporting bout between Michael Dasmarinas and Kenny Demecillo, in an IBF world title eliminator at Bantamweight. The poster does well at selling the 4 main fights from the card, and whilst it's nothing original in terms of design, it does work well.
On February 18th Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the next show in the A Sign Bee series of shows. The card will be headlined by an IBF Light Welterweight eliminator between Japan's Akihiro Kondo and Thailand's Downua Ruawaiking. The poster for the card features the main event fighters in the center of the poster, with the under card fighters below. The show is selling hard on the main event and has a decent poster, even if it's nothing amazing.
On February 16th fight fans in Mexico will be able to see WBC female Light Flyweight champion Yesenia "Nina" Gomez making her first defense, taking on Japanese challenger Erika Hanawa. The poster for the bout is a pretty basic one, but one that does work to see the bout pretty well. A simple but effective poster.
In February we'll see Japan's Hiroki Okada fight in the US for the second time, as he takes on former world champion Raymundo Beltran, in a must win for both men. The winner of this is expected to get a world title fight later in the year. The poster for the bout is a basic one with both men on it and little else. Nothing special, just very basic and tells you about the contest.
On February 14th Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get a really interesting title double header. The main bout will see Hiroaki Teshigawara defending his OPBF Super Bantamweight title against Yuki Iriguchi whilst the co-main event bout will see Kenichi Horikawa and Satoru Todaka battle for the vacant Japanese Light Flyweight title. The poster does well in selling both of these these bouts, and although it's nothing spectacular it is a solid poster. For fans unable to make their way to Tokyo this card will partially televised on delay on Fuji TV.
IBF Super Bantamweight champion TJ Doheny makes his first defense against Japanese fighter Ryohei Takahashi, and the poster for the bout is a pretty interesting one, with the two men put above the New York skyline. We like it, and it does seem to give the bout a really significant feel, even if it's not the most original of posters.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.