On May 30th we'll see WBO female Super Flyweight champion Miyo Yoshida look to make her first defense of her record reign, as she battles Tamao Ozawa. The poster sells the show on that bout, whilst also promoting the return of former Japanese 140lb champion Daishi Nagata. The poster is simple, but effective, and makes Yoshida look like a huge star. It's simple, it works, and it looks decent, whilst promoting a solid match up.
O May 29th the City Plaza Yayoinokaze Hall, in Izumi City, will play host to an interesting domestic card headlined by Yuki Nakajima battling Aoba Mori. Sadly whilst the card is likely to be a pretty solid one, the poster is somewhat underwhelming, plain and boring. Sadly. We feel there's too much space and just not enough going on with it.
On April 30th fight fans in Singapore will get the chance to see unbeaten hopeful Adli Hafidz defending his UBO Middleweight title, as he takes on Theerawat Yoohanngoh. Sadly the poster for the bout is just a bit plain, and boring. There's plenty of details here but very little to get excited about.
On May 14th Koki Kameda's 3150 Fight Club will be putting on a show in Osaka, headlined by a bout between Sora Fukunaga and Kenta Yamashita, in what should be an all action main event, and supported by a contest between Koshin Takeshima and former amateur stand out Kaito Yamazaki. The posted sells the show on those two bouts, as well as the images of the promoters, the Kameda brothers, and looks exciting, vibrant, clean and new. We really do like this one, and it does well in including the promoters, without focusing too much on them.
On April 30th the Arena Buap in Puebla will play host to an interesting card, headlined by a WBC eliminator at 154lbs, as Japan's Hironobu Matsunaga takes on Jhonny Navarrete. The poster is really built around that main event, though it does also build on the appeal by showing off some local fighters from the supporting bouts on the show. It's not an amazing poster, but's a solid one for this level of event.
On May 15th we see the Dangan series reach a milestone as we get the 250th show in the long running series of events and to hit this milestone, Yukio Sebata has given us something a little bit special. The poster is headlined by a clash between Hinata Maruta and Reiya Abe, who face off for the Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight titles, with a support bout between Masanori Rikiishi and Takuya Watanabe, for the OPBF Super Featherweight title, and an OPBF female Minimumweight title bout between Mizuki Chimoto and Kaori Nagai. A truly mouth watering card. The poster does a great job at selling the show on those 3 bouts, and the poster might be a rather simple design, but it really works, even with so much text on it. A really good poster that makes it clear that we have 3 really good bouts set for it.
On May 6th Blagnac, in France, will play host to an intriguing IBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight title bout between Samir Ziani and Yoshimitsu Kimura, who should give us something very special when they get in the ring. The poster features the two men, along side their national flags, and the same for the support bout between Anissa Benyoub and Naomi Mannes. It's nothing special as such, but it's clean, it's clear, it's easy to see and it's full of the details we need to see on a poster. A good solid, if somewhat basic, poster.
On May 9th fight fans in Japan will get a mouth watering Dangan card, headlined by the return of former WBO Flyweight champion Sho Kimura, as he takes on Ryu Horikawa. The poster features both men, as well as under-card fighters, but it's clearly Kimura who is the selling point of the whole show and he is, rightfully, given the majority of the poster. Nothing too amazing here, but it's a poster that makes sense and does the job to promote a really solid domestic show.
On April 24th Ioka Gym will be putting on the next show in their Champ Fight series, headlined by a clash between Katsuhiro Nakata and Rei Nakajima. The poster is a simple one with the two main fighters on, and although it looks alright it's certainly not particularly eye catching, sadly.
On June 11th CHAANCE will be putting on an invitational show in South Korea, dubbed "The Crash". Sadly at the time of writing no fighter has been named for this card, though it is planned to be the semi-final of a tournament, across 5 weight classes, with the finals of the tournament taking place in October. The poster is incredibly generic, and whilst it is interesting, and certainly got our attention, it does seem a bit too generic for us.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.