On May 11th we'll get the next in the A Sign Bee series of shows. The show is a pretty low key one, given some of the other cards under the banner, but it a very interesting one with a number of very good match ups. The poster sells on the match ups, know they are bigger than the fighters on the card, and it's a poster that looks different,informative and interesting. A really nice effort!
On May 27th fans in Wakayama will see OPBF Flyweight champion Jayr Raquinel look to make his first defense, as he takes on Japans Shun Kosaka, in a very good looking bout between two young fighters. The rest of the card isn't too interesting but that main event is a genuinely good fight on paper. The posterfor the card sells the main event well, and looks pretty busy, yet looks a little bit clustered and like it could have been spaced out a bit better. Not a terrible poster, but certainly nothing amazing.
Last year we saw Japanese fighter Ken Shiro claim the WBC Light Flyweight title as he defeated Ganigan Lopez. On May 25th the two men fight again, with Ken Shiro defending the title, for the 3rd time, in a rematch against the Mexican veteran. The bout, like the first, is expected to be fantastically competitive and does have a great poster, with what looks to have been an image from their first fight being used to sell the contest. It's a solid poster and one we like, especially given the fact the two man have fought before. A good look and a really good poster.
On May 25th we'll get the chance to see former 2-weight world champion Naoya Inoue steps up in weight against as he pursues a Bantamweight title, in the opposite corner will be the UK's Jamie McDonnell. The bout is really good one, with McDonnell well known by Japanese fans thanks to his two wins over Tomoki Kameda and should grab interest from fight fans in both Asia and Europea, The poster a pretty one with the two men in front of their relative flags, but it works as this fight really does sell it's self.
On May 26th we'll see "Earnest Efforts 8", a show headlined by an IBF Light Middleweight eliminator between Yuki Nonaka and Takeshi Inoue. The bout has a posted put together by the promoter for the bout, but also this rather artistic poster that Nonaka's team and supports have got for their man. It's a simple design but looks like it would make for an amazing book cover. As a boxing poster it's a little disappointing, but as a promotional image we like it, a lot.
On May 20th we'll get a quadriuple header thanks to Watanabe Gym, who are pushing the show on the fact it's a world title double header. The poster pushes it's main events, bouts between Ryoichi Taguchi and Hekkie Budler along with Hiroto Kyoguchi's bout against Vince Paras, as the must watch contests, but backs those two bouts up with the inclusion of WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight champion Nihito Arakawa and the exciting Masataka Taniguchi, who will be competing for the WBO Asia Pacific Middleweight title. The poster isn't anything sensational, but it's nice on the eye, and has a lot in there. A real nice effort.
On April 27th we'll see the José Sulaiman World Invitational Tournament begin, with the first round bouts of the fighters involved. This includes Chinese hopeful Baishanbo Nasiyiwula, who battles against the hard hitting Fredrick Lawson. The poster features the late José Sulaiman aswell as the 8 fighters and makes it very clear that the show is linked to the WBC, in fact the WBC seemsto be put at a higher importance than the fighters on the show. It's a simple design but it does seem like the fighters a bit too marginalised.
On May 20th fight fans in Shizuoka will get the next bout in the Desafio series. The card isn't a huge one, but does feature some notable names, with Kento Hatanaka in the main event. The poster for the card is pretty fun and interesting one, it may not be the best but artistically it is a very decent one splitting up 7 bouts in it's design.
May 5th is set to be a huge day in boxing, with shows all around the globe. One of the many notable cards takes place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and will be headlined by Azizbek Abdugofurov battling against Dmitrii Chudinov for the WBC "Silver" Super Middleweight title. The poster for the show is a simple one, selling the card hard on the main event. It's simple but effective.
On May 19th we'll get the chance to see a great show in Australia, featuring former world champion Kohei Kono battling Jason Moloney and former world title challnger Richard Claveras battling Andrew Moloney. The two main bouts have their own poster for the show, along with a show poster. We like the art style here and the willingness of the promoter to put out multiple posters for the show. It's a good idea and it's something that looks really good, making the main bouts look as important as they are.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.