This coming Sunday Japanese fans in Kanagawa get the the next "FES" show, the festival shows that Ohashi put on along with Fuji TV. The card features 4 notable fights and managed to have 3 posters, a "Team Inoue" one, a Ohashi one and a Fuji TV one. The Inoue poster features the Inoue clan, Naoya Inoue, father Shingo Inoue, brother Takuma Inoue and cousin Koki Inoue, the Ohashi features Naoya and Takuma, along with a WBO title belt, whilst the Fuji TV poster features the brothers along with the 2012 Olympic medal winner Satoshi Shimizu.
All 3 posters appeal to slightly different market but all 3 are solid efforts and all 3 have their charm and appeal.
On September 4th Japanese fans in Osaka will get the chance to see the next Apollo KO Live show. The card isn't a particularly notable one but will be a card with some interest, including a step up in class for a promising prospect and several well matched bouts. Sadly though the card won't get much attention as their is a massive card in Kanagawa on the same day. Despite the card being the secondary card of the day the poster is an interesting one and features the most notable fighters on the card and the poster also features a bout list making it an all round solid, but unspectacular, effort.
At the end of August Japanese fans see a really good show at the Ota City Gymnasium, headlined by two world title bouts. The poster features the four men, Ryo Miyazaki, Ryoichi Taguchi, Kohei Kono and Luis Concepcion, involved in the title bouts in what is a weird poster. It has a lot of text as well as the four fighters and is sadly a bit under-whelming. It's like they've had a good idea and then over-complicated it with too much text.
This coming Friday fans in Ghana get a real thriller as Neil John Tabanao battles against Isaac Dogboe. The bout is a really exciting one and those behind the poster know the bout is a good one featuring the men as the focus of the poster. Amazingly the poster features no details about any other bout on the card, showing just how much belief the promoters have in the main bout to sell the show.
This coming weekend Japanese fans in Hiroshima will get the chance to see some prospects in action courtesy of Shinsei who are promoting the show under their "Real Spirits" banner. The poster features 4 of the fighters as well as the details of the show including date, time and bout list.
This coming Wednesday sees Japanese fans in Kyoto having the chance to see several notable bouts. One of those will feature unbeaten prospect Reiya Konishi whilst the other will feature once beaten Bantamweight hopeful Shohei Omori. The poster features Omori as the star, and he is headlining the card, whilst Konishi gets a lesser portion of the poster, along with Tamao Ozawa and Mari Ando. The poster isn't the most exciting but it says what it is and doesn't try to hide the fact that it's not a huge card.
This coming Sunday action returns to Singapore where fans will get an international show featuring fighters from around the Asia-Pacific region. The card isn't a big one but it's part of a movement that seems to be based on building a viable boxing scene in Singapore and the matches should be competitive enough to keep fans entertained. Unfortunately there is no "name" to really sell the show on, with local fighter Muhamad Ridhwan possibly being the biggest draw in action, mean the poster has a hard job selling the show.
This coming weekend Filipino Rosekie Cristobal takes a huge step up to take on Filipino Marcos Villasana in a regional title bout. The poster is a brooding one featuring Villasana and under-card fighter Carlos Molina. Sadly though there is no image of Cristobal.
This coming Sunday fans in Shizuoka get the chance to see former world title challenger Daiki Kaneko headline a card. The card, which will be streamed over a-sign, is an interesting card but not the most mouth watering of shots. The poster is a solid design and looks like a fight poster, though it seems clear that the show isn't sellign just on the boxing with what looks like a small advert for a music act.
This coming Sunday fight fans in Hyogo will get the chance to see former world title challenger Teiru Kinoshita continue to work his way back into contention, with the former contender headlining the latest Senrima Kobe card. The poster featured Kinoshita as one of 6 men on the poster which appears to have gone for some mystical forground imagery with some magical blue. Not the greatest poster and in fact the colour scheme seems more like a distraction.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.