On October 19th we'll see the Knock Out Dynamite kick off, and the poster doesn't actually feature of the fighters involved on the show. Instead it focuses on the man it takes it's name after, Takashi Uchiyama. The poster has something about it that makes it feel important, and features all the details of the details of the matches for the tournament. It's nothing original, but it is striking all the same.
Korean show "Warriors Invitational 005" has been scheduled and rescheduled a few times in 2019, with the show now expected to take place on October 9th. With the rescheduling their has been changes to the card and now we've ended up with the revised poster above. The main selling point is an OPBF title fight between Rikki Naito and Gyu Beom Jeon but the poster also looks to sell the show on two supporting bouts, both for KBF titles. It's simple, effective, but a touch underwhelming.
On November 17th we get the next "Mita to the World" card, headlined by former world title challenger Riku Kano. The poster is a really nice one, it's clean, clear and makes it obvious that 3 bouts are significantly more important than the under-card fighters. This is a simple, but very, very effective.
On November 17th we'll see OPBF female Minimumweight champion Eruka Hiromoto, defending the title against Sana Hazuki. The card isn't a big one but is an interesting one with the likes of Ayato Hiromoto also featuring on the card. The poster looks like an incredibly busy and over-stuffed one. It's not bad, per se, but it's certainly nothing great. A bit of a busy mess.
On October 25th Kazakh fans get a card stacked with local hopefuls, headlined by Kanat Islam. The poster features not only Islam but also fighters like Arman Rysbek, Ruslan Myrsatayev and Askar Yerubek, but sadly the design for it is just poor, unexciting and boring.
On October 17th fight fans in China will get a really interesting card, headlined by Wulan Tuolehazi defending his WBA International Flyweight title Satoshi Tanaka, and supported by a WBO Youth Light Flyweight title bout between Xiang Li and Ryu Horikawa. The poster has a similar feel to many of the Chinese posters we see, but it does sell the show as China Vs Japan pretty well, with Japanese fighters on the right and the Chinese fighters on the left. A simply but pretty basic effort.
On October 19th in Hanoi, Vietnam,m fans will get arguably the most notable card in the nation's history, with a host of bouts taking place, as Vietnam take on the world. The shows isn't a huge one, but is certainly a notable one for the country. Sadly the poster looks more like a UFC poster than a boxing poster, and very much has a MMA style bout listing in it's design, which looks a bit boring and dull, despite being very informative.
We get the next Dynamic Young Fight Boxing show on November 9th, and although it's not a huge card it's one that promises a thrilling main event as Tatsuya Takahashi takes on Ben Mananquil in a very interesting looking match up. The poster keeps the typical Dynamic Young Fight Boxing design, which isn't great, but it does continue to sell Takahashi as a star, and he's certainly a fighter who's always fun to watch.
On October 11 the Kaneko Gym put on their next show, headlined by a rematch between Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa and Koki Tyson, in a bout for the vacant OPBF Middleweight title. As well as the main event the card will also feature former world title challengers Shingo Wake and Shin Ono. Sadly the poster looks like the typical Golden Child Boxing poster, and it's a bare, naked and boring poster design that we've never liked. A poor effort.
Last week news broke that Kanat Islam would be facing Walter Kautondokwa on October 26th in Kazakhstan. Today the promoter for the bout, Qazaq Promotions, released the poster for the contest. It's a simple, basic poster with the two men on it, but despite the simplicity, it does have a strong feel to it, and it's solid, without being spectacular.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.