On September 20th we're expecting the next show in the Dynamic Young Fight Boxing series. The series is one of the lesser known ones in Japan but generally tends to provide exciting action and fun. Sadly however the posters for the series tends to be rather poor ones and that's the case again here with a rather dull and uninspired one. The poster literally tries to jam all the fights and fighters on it, and looks like a mess as a result. It's certainly not a fun or eye catching poster.
On August 9th the KBA will be sanctioning a show in Daegu. The card isn't a big one, but the main event is a pretty notable one as it will see Hyeon Oh Lee and Chul Hyun Lim battle in what is essentially a KBA Super Bantamweight title eliminator. Sadly the poster is terrible, lacking in colour and looks like they have plastered boxers over a B Horror movie poster from the 1970's. It's not a great poster, but in fairness it's not a great show. It's nice to see some kind of visual representation of the event, but it's not a good one, at all.
On August 1st we get the next WP Boxing event, and it's a pretty notable one, as it will be streamed in the UK, through Matchroom's Youtube, as well as through Work Point. This poster isn't the first one for the show, but is the first one to show what the under-card is. Not only is the main clearly advertised, an all Thai bout between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng, but the show will also feature Chainoi Worawut.
It's simple, it's basic, but it's the usual WP Boxing poster, and we look that they are keeping a level of consistency with these posters.
On July 26th Suleimen Promotions will be hosting a show in Minsk. The poster for the show is a pretty ugly thing with the a city scene in the background behind some images of the fighters on the card. The show, which features Aidos Yerbossynuly, Nursultan Zhanabayev, Nursultan Amanzholov and the debut of Bek Nurmaganbet should really have been better than this.
On July 26th unbeaten Kazakh Aidos Yerbossynuly will be defending his WBO, WBA and WBC minor titles against German based Nigerian born veteran Nuhu Lawal in Minsk. As part of the promotion for that bout Suliemen Promotions have released this poster for the bout. Given there's a lack of posters for recent bouts it's hard to complain too much about this, but the reality it's nothing special, just our standards are really slipping due to a lack of boxing and a lack of posters.
On July 16th we'll see Filipino fighter Mark John Yap take on former world title challenger Miguel Marriaga, as part of the Top Rank summer boxing series. The bout isn't a terrible one on paper, despite significant natural size difference, but the poster is a rather bland one. We love the font used in the middle but can't fathom why the fighters themselves are in black and white. A little bit of colour in the back ground would have helped a lot here. Instead it almost looks like they are are showing off the writing and not the fighters.
On August 1st we'll finally get the much delayed match up between former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng, who were scheduled to fight before boxing in Thailand got put on a significant hiatus due to the on going climate. The poster is simple, it does nothing special, but it doesn't need to, and if you look at the poster you get all the information that will make you tune in. It's simple, but very effective!
Earlier today WP Boxing confirmed that they would be back on July 25th for their first show in a long time! The card isn't the deepest we'll see from them but it's nice to see the series return! The main event will see with former world title challenger Nawaphon Kaikanha taking on Suradech Ruhasiri in the main event, for the WBC Asia Bantamweight title, whilst a supporting bout will have Phongsaphon Panyakum take on Sophon Klachun, in what could be a surprisingly competitive bout.
Nothing too special here, but we are so glad to see WP Boxing events back!
On July 11th we'll be getting live action from Korea as we get a KBF Korea Super Bantamweight title bout between Dong Ho Geum and Joo Hyun Kim shown live on youtube! The card will feature 8 bouts alongside the main event though that's not something you'd be aware from the poster which really doesn't give us much information at all about the show, which was only confirmed a few short days ago. Despite the lack of details on the poster we do actually like the design!
After months without boxing in the Philippines it appears the sport has now got it's return set for later this months with a card set for July 31st. Not many detail are available of the show, which will promoted by Elorde at The Flash Ballroom Elorde Sports Center. The poster looks like a mess, with various fonts and an awful use of colour, but we're very glad that we do now have light at the end of the tunnel for Filipino boxing. In fairness we also quite like the main match up between Alvin Medura and Edison Berwela, despite how bad the bout looks on paper.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.