On October 13th Japanese fight fans get the next in the "Diamond Glove" series of shows. The card is headlined by Hiroaki Teshigawara challenging Jetro Pabustan for the WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title, in what should be a thrilling bout, and features an under-card with the likes of Yohei Tobe, Kaiki Yuba and Ryuto Araya, a good selection of talented fighters. The card features all the locals mentioned, though doesn't reallyplay up the main event as well as it could have. Saying that however, the card will be a good one!
On October 8th fight fans in Hiroshima will get the chance to see a Japanese Light Flyweight title eliminator, as Koki Ono takes on Koji Itagaki, wth the card also featuring the likes of Takumi Sakae. The poster is a simple one, and clearly sells on the main event. It's not an amazing poster, but it's a solid one, selling the show well.
On October 7th we'll see a Japanese Super Featherweight title fight as Masaru Sueyoshi takes on Ribo Takahata for the vacant title. The bout is a really interesting one, but sadly the poster looks really sub quality, almost as if they have just stuck two pictures together with little thought about a coherent image or ideal.Given how good poster usuallyare for Dynamic Glove shows this is a really disappointing effort.
On October 7th fight fans in Hong Kong get a potential FOTY candidate as former 2-time Super Flyweight world champion Kohei Kono takes on local star Rex Tso in a bout that has the potential to be something very memorable. The bout headlines DEF HK's "Clash of Champions 3" and is clearly the selling point of the show, with the fight serving as a potential world title eliminator and as possibly the biggest boxing bout in Hong Kong's history. The poster, or in this case banner, does a good job of selling the show, it's not perfect, but it does do the job well.
On October 6th Japanese fight fans will see their first ever Japanese female title fight, as Tomomi Takano takes on Miyo Yoshida for the newly announced Japanese female Bantamweight title. The title bout headlines Dangan 195 and is being used as the bout to sell the show, in what is a pretty weak poster for a bout with such history behind it. We understand the Dangan banner being on the poster, but the lack of colour elsewhere makes it pretty poor effort if we're being honest.
On October 3rd Chinese fans will see Chao Zhong Xiong take on unbeaten Thai Petchmanee Kokietgym, aka Panya Pradabsri, in a bout for the WBA "interim" Minimumweight title. Two men are heavily featured on the poster for the card, which also clearly sells the WBA's association with the bout. It's a simple poster, but far from a bad one.
On Sptember 29th Chinese fight fans get a hectic day with a host of fights taking place across the country. One of the cards will take place in Xi an, and will be headlined by a bout between Yiran Li and Super Top Singmanchai, who face off for a WBC Youth title. The poster is an interesting one, with the two men on it, and it is pretty nice looking, without being amazing.
On October 2nd Japanese fight fans will see 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Satoshi Shimizu take a huge step up,as he fights Korean foe Sa Myung Noh for the OPBF Featherweight title. For the Korean the bout will serve as his first defense whilst the Japanese fighter will be fighting in his first professional title bouit. The poster for the show is almost entirely built on the challenger, and it's clear that the show is selling not on the champion, but instead on Shimizu, who is the only notable visual on the poster.
This coming Friday we'll see WBO Featherweight champion Oscar Valdez defending his title against Genesis Servania. The poster for the show is an incredibly simple one featuring the two fighters, their names and the details of the card. It's not anything amazing, but it's a poster that serves it's purpose pretty well.
To end the month of Septmeber Japanese fight fans in Kyoto get a small card featuring numerous female fighters, such as former world title challenger Tamao Ozawa. The poster is a busy and active one, but there is a lot to like in it, and it's hard to complain about the promoter trying to get as many fighters on the poster as possible.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.