On May 6th we'll get the 600th show in the Dynamic Glove series of shows, and it's a good one, with a massive Welterweight unification bout between Ryota Toyoshima and Yuki Beppu in the main event. The poster really does a great job in selling that main event as something massive, and as something special. As well as the fighters and the details of the unification the team behind the poster also want to make the fact this is the 600th Dynamic Glove show feel big and special. As an overall poster it's brilliant and one of the best Japanese posters we've had this year. A genuinely good one!
On April 27th we'll see the next show in the A Sign Bee series of shows. The card, if we're being totally honest, is not a big one. In fact it's certainly among the weaker A Sign Bee shows. It does however have something going for it, and that's a damn good poster! This looks like some of the older posters produced for some of TV Tokyo shows, where we'd get multiple major bouts. It's simple but striking and a design that we genuinely love. A brilliant use of darkness, and striking overall look to it. Well done to the team behind this one.
On April 17th we get the net show from RCC Boxing Promotions. Although not one of the companies biggest shows it does feature some interesting fighters, including the debut of Bek Kamchybekov and also the potential return of Ravshanbek Umurzakov, who is on the poster. Sadly though the poster looks rather weak, with a dull background and fighters who are solid, but not stars. A bit too dull and plain for our liking.
Today we get an event from Tukeshov Boxing, the 10th event in their line of shows. It's a card that is easy to over-look, given it lacks in terms drawing power and big names, though it is great to see the company continuing to grow their own scene in Kazakhstan. Sadly the poster is rather unappealing with a black and white colour scheme that does little to catch the eye or the attention of people seeing it. A weak effort in our eyes.
We get the next show in the "The Fighter" series on April 24th and whilst not a big show it is the next in one of the best series of shows Thailand has been giving us over the last few years. Sadly though this is one of the weaker shows from TL Promotions, who are focusing more on names rather than emerging talent. Despite that we do like the design, it's a simple one, but an effective one, that tells when the bout will be taking place and who will be on it. We do think there is a bit too much space on the poster but it's not an awful image, if we're being totally honest.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.