August 30th sees Dangan putting on what we assume is their 81st professional show named "Dangan 81", pretty sure you can see why we're assuming it's their 81st.
The show may not be a huge one though it does feature some semi-notable names including Dai Iwai and Ryuichi Funai.
In regards to the poster it's a design that shares the attention across 3 guys, has the matches on (albeit in Japanese) and has promotion's name on it so all in all decent poster that serves it's job well.
Like a bus, we waited a while for a Korean poster and 2 come along at once.
This one is, at least in our eyes, a much, much better poster than the previous one and, no not just because it's got Min-Wook Kim on the poster.
Kim, the OPBF Light Welterweight champion will be defending his title against Japanese challenger Valentine Hosokawa.
Kim is joined on both the card and poster by WBO female Minimumweight champion Su-Yun Hong. The unbeaten Hong will be looking to defend her WBO title for the second time as she takes on Japan's Mari Ando in a bout that could genuinely outshine the main event.
Our first "poster" from Korea looks like it's come from a screen shot, though unfortunately it's the best we've got.
This is for the upcoming bout for the "interim" WBA Super Featherweight title bout between unbeaten Hyun-Mi Choi (7-0-1, 2) and Japanese challenger Fujin Raika (25-7-1, 10).
It certainly isn't one of our favourite posters so far but in all honesty it's full of information and we oddly think it's doing more to promote the under-card than the main bout. Of course with the language barrier we may be wrong but we can't see any obvious mention of Raika whilst we can see the name of two Thai's who appear to also be on the show.
Some fights deserve great posters and such fight is the upcoming WBO Light Heavyweight title fight between Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev. The show, dubbed "Red Mist", has one of the very best posters we've seen in a long time with it great imagery, striking text and a host of information.
For both men this seems a fitting poster with the two fighters both pretty much given equal representation in terms of the images. If anything it's actually Kovalev who gets the better treatment with the "reverse" R's in "Sergey" and "Cleverly" and the red Russian theme, despite the fight taking place in Cleverly's homeland of Wales.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.