On August 5th fight fans in India will see a mouth watering Super Middleweight bout between national hero Vijender Singh and Chinese prospect Zulipikaer Maimaitiali, who risk their unbeaten records and their WBO regional titles in a huge unification bout. Whilst neither China or India are big boxing countries, this bout has the potential to do insane numbers, and is a major bout for the development of boxing in both countries. The poster sells on the bout being a battle between the two nations and really does sell the fight as being about more than just the two fighters.
On August 10th Japanese fight fans will have the chance to see the next "Diamond Glove" card, headlined by former world title challenger Keita Obara fighting for a WBO Asia Pacific title and supported by the likes of Takeshi Inoue, defending his Japanese title, and the promising Shuichiro Yoshino. The poster displays those 3, along with others, in a decent poster, but one that would have been much better without the monochrome type of image.
On August 6th Japanese fans in Osaka will get the chance to see the next show in the "Champion's Road" series. The poster is a simple one with 4 fighters on the poster and the simple details of where and when the show is. There is sadly little really exciting about this poster, but for a simple one it does it's job and we've seen much worse.
On August 5th Japanese fans with G+ get the chance to see the next of the Dynamic Glove specials, with Ryo Akaho defending his title against Yuta Saito. The poster is a simple one, selling on the fact it's a Dynamic Glove card and the two fighters. The card, although it's not very prominent, is also set to be the latest in the A-sign Bee cards, meaning it will be be made available on delay over the A Sign service. The poster is simple, and although it looks all serious it looks a bit too simple for our liking.
On August 4th Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to seea low key show headlined be an interesting match up between Vladimir Baez and Ryusei Nakajima. The card isn't going to set pulses racing but the card is a pretty busy one and the poster sells the show on the quantity of fights, rather than the quality, making the show seem better than it really is.
This coming Saturday fight fans in Panama will get the chance to see Pakistani star Muhammad Waseem, as AK Promotions continue to build their international presence. The poster is a simple one, featuring the AK fighters, but it does well to promote them and should be a chance for those fighters to build their profiles ahead of bigger and better things in the future.
To end July 2017 we get a Mutoh gym card with a trio of OPBF title fights, including a mouth watering Bantamweight match between Mark John Yap and Kentaro Masuda. The poster is a simple one, showing the 3 match ups, an image of the OPBF title and an image of Takayuki Hosokawa, who will be taking a small non-fighting role on the card. The poster is simple, but it's really effective and sells the show well in what is a very solid poster over-all.
On July 29th Japanese fight fans are in for a treat wiith a double title show, headlined by Japanese Super Bantamweight Yusaku Kuga, battling Ryoichi Tamura with a co-feature between Tsubasa Koura and Jaysever Abcede, who fight for the OPBF Minimumweight title. The poster sells those bouts pretty well, though clearly foucses on Kuga, and it looks solid, though we do admit we're not a fan of the way the date is displayed on the poster.
This comign week we'll see WBO Flyweight champion Zou Shiming defending his title against Japanese challenger Sho Kimura. The poster for the bout is a less than an inspiring one, and really does little to buildexcitement in what will be Shiming's maiden defense of his title.
On July 28th most Asian fight fans will be focused on China, where we'll get a WBO Flyweight world title bout. Those who aren't may well be in Japan, watching Japanese Light Flyweight champion Tetsuya Hisada making the first defense of his title and battling against Atsushi Kakutani, in an attractive looking bout. Aside from the main event the card is weak, but the poster is pretty neat with a nice background, and a very clear focus on the main event.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.