On August 4th Japanese fight fans in Okinawa get a title double header, with a regional female title fight and a Japanese Youth title fight. Whilst neither of the fights is particularly high profile it is a pretty notable card and one that does have plenty of reasons to be interested. The poster is a pretty simple one but it does a great job in making the title fights feel important, with the defending champions in both bouts taking up the top half of the poster.
In mid-July boxing fans get an absolute treat as attention turns to Malaysia for a stacked card, headlined by Manny Pacquiao battling Lucas Matthysse. The main event is the only bout mentioned on the poster, but given the appeal and name value of the two men it's not real issue that they are the only ones on there. The poster looks sharp, meaninfgul and appealing, a pretty good poster if you ask us, despite looking very simple!
On July 29th fight fans at the Aioi Hall will get the chance to- see a Japanese Super Bantamweight youth title fight, as Takuya Mizuno defends his belt against Jinya Ito. The card also has the notable debut of Koshin Takeshima, who faces Indonesian Jundullah M Fauzan. The poster it's self sells on Mizuno and Takeshima and looks like a pretty neat poster. It's not the most amaing but we do like the general design and the poses fo the fighters on it.
On July 29th former WBO Minimumweight champion Tatsuya Fukuhara will return to the ring, as he takes on Naoya Haruguchi. The card, outside of the main event, has little to rave about, but with Fukuhara said to be moving towards another world title fight this is a key bout for the popular local fighter. The poster for the show is a pretty simple one, but one that does show Fukuhara to be the star of the show.
On July 27th we get one of the most anticipated Japanese domestic bouts of the year, as Japanese Super Bantamweight champion Yusaku Kuga defends his title against Shingo Wake. As well as the main event the card is pretty stacked, and has interesting under-card bouts like Takuya Kogawa battling Yusuke Sakashita, Masaaki Serie taking on Daisuke Sugita and Daiki Tomita against Kai Ishizawa. The main event is the focus of the poster and we really like it. This is a fight poster and half and really does look like we're going to be watching something special. Great job on this one guys!
On July 26th fans at the Korakuen Hall get the next in the 4 round Dangan cards. The card, like almost all of these, features a pretty generic design, with the image from a single fight, and a lot of info in Japanese. The poster certainly isn't going to massively sell the show, but on the other hand it's a small, cheap and very low key card.
On July 23rd fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see Japanese Flyweight champion Masayuki Kuroda defending his title against Akinori Hoshino, and will also be able to see OPBF female Featherweight champion Kimika Miyoshi defending her belt against Wakako Fujiwara. The poster features those 4 fighters in the maid body and it looks like an exciting poster, though we're unsure about the smaller inset pictures towards the bottom of the poster.
On July 21st fight fans in Japan will be able to see Tenta Kiyose take a huge step up in class, as he takes on former WBC Minimumweight champion Oleydong Sithsamerchai. Other than the main event the card is a lower level doemstic show, but the main event is a really big one, and it should be worth the attention of the fans in attendance. The poster is a pretty basic one, but it does focus a lot on Kiyose, making him look like a star.
On July 12th the well established Misako Gym will be putting on a pretty notable card, featuring the likes of Daishi Nagata, Kenichi Horikawa and Daisuke Watanabe. The poster is a very clean one, with sharp writing and images, but does a but dull at the same time. It's a nice idea, but could certainyl have been improved.
On July 7th fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see Japanese Youth Flyweight champion Junto Nakatani return to the ring, as he looks to continue his climb towards a bout for a senior title.. The talented youngster will be headlining a card which will also feature Matcha Nakagawa, Ryota Toyoshima and Yuihci Yokoyama, among others. The poster really sells Nakatani as the star, and the baby faced Flyweight is clearly the focal point of not only the poster, but also the show, in what should be an excellent card for fans in attendance. Sadly those not at the venue will need to wait a few days for the tape delay broadcast of the show.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.