This coming Sunday fight fans in Sakai city will see former world title challenger Hiroshige Osawa battle against world ranked puncher Julio Cortez. The bout is being sold as Osawa's comeback, following his defeat last time out to Oscar Valdez, and it looks like an interesting, movice style, poster, showing Osawa coming out of the darkness on his road back. We like this one, even if it is very basic.
This coming Sunday we see another show in Sakai city, headlined by Hiroshige Osawa and featuring an interesting but very low key under-card. The poster seems to be split in two with Osaway getting a portion of the card and the lower level fighters getting their own part in what is a rather weird dual design which we really don't actually like. Especially given that Oasaw has his own poster for his upcoming bout any way.
The Kanmon Dramatic Fight series of shows, from Kanmon Japan, haven't been the biggest or best cards going but they have regularly given us even match ups with the promoter through their own fighters in tough. That's the case against this coming Sunday when we get the 10th show in the series, featuring the likes of of Accel Sumiyoshi, Fever Maki and Jump Ikeo all up against solid domestic opponents.
On June 3rd Japanese fight fans in Tokyo get the next Dangan card, headlined by Daisuke Watanabe battling against Jun Blazo in a potentially thrilling contest. The card will see Japanese fighters taking on Thai's and Pinoy's and it's an interesting show, even if it won't get much attention outside of Asia, though we are expecting some really good action.
On June 3rd Thai fans will see WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin defending his title against Tanzanian born Omari Kimweri. The poster for the bout is a pretty basic one with both fighters images and their basic details. It's not great but it does the job of promoting the bout.
On May 28th fight fans in the Philippines will see an interesting international card. The card isn't abig one but it will be an interesting one and it's selling well on a theme of rematches and Indonesian Vs Philippines.
To end the busy month of May Japanese fans will get a special Japan Vs China show, courtesy of reason promotions. The card isn't pitting any major names against each other, but the card shows that the Japanese promoter is willing to continue trying new things and hopefully this will be the start of a regular thing between the two countries, who have the potential to put on some huge events down the line.
On May 28th Japanese fight fans will get a card in Hiroshima, headlined by Koji Itagaki battling against Rolly Sumalpong in what looks like a great match up. The poster for the show sells not just on the main event but also the deeper card in general, and the special guest Yoko Gushiken. The poster isn't great but it does well to sell an overall card, rather than just the drunk.
On May 26th fight fans in Tokyo will get the third of the Asign Bee shows, and it's a genuinely solid looking show with a host of notable names and a double header feel in what is a truly stacked card. The poster does well to sell on the likes of Akihiro Kondo, Hironobu Matsunaga and Tomomi Takano, and the show really is a good value one for fans, both in Tokyo and those who use the Asign service. The poster is a simple design but it's an effective one, and one that we have no complaints with.
On May 21st Japanese fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see a double header courtesy of Fuji TV. The show will see WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue and IBF Light Flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi defending their titles. The two men are the only two on the poster, with the poster really selling on the Boxing FES gimmick that Fuji TV are promoting heavily this year.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.