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.
We get the next Shinsei promoted card on March 7th as "Real Spirits Vol 68" takes place in Kobe city. The event is certainly not the biggest show of the year, but with notable names through out the card it is one worthy of attention. The main event will feature OPBF female champion Wakako Fujiwara, whilst supporting bouts feature the likes of Hiroshige Osawa and Tetsuro Ohashi. The poster keeps the same sort of design as others in the "Real Spirits" series, which does work, but we do wonder about the choices of images used to make the poster, and the lack of details regarding the "opponents available on the poster image.
On April 12th we'll see the next show in the Crash Boxing series of shows. The show is a really interesting one with a host of interesting bouts and notable names on it, and the poster features many of the more notable fighters involved. Sadly, though as with many posters for Crash Boxing shows, it does feel a little over busy, and like they are trying to cram too much in. It's not, but a little bit over busy.
On March 7th we'll see the return of WP Boxing, the popular Thai based monthly series. The upcoming show will feature a main event with former world champion Kompayak Porpramook and a supporting bout with the fast rising Chainoi Worawut. The poster is a simple one but does well to sell the two main bouts. A simple but effective poster.
On March 9th Big Yellow Promotions will be putting on a WBF double header. Whilst WBF titles are lowly regarded the bouts are interesting ones and it's going to be a pretty solid card. Sadly the poster just looks a bit dull and uninspired , with really poor quality looking inset pictures. A bit of a poor effort here folks!
When boxing is promoted well we know more than just the when and where bu also details on the whole show. Sadly for Kiatkreerin's March 11th show the only thing we get are the main event fighters and the details of when, where and how to watch. This is awful, and given Thailand has a record of putting this type of uninspired posters out, is it any wonder no one is rushing to get behind the Thai scene? Awful poster.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.