Around 6 months after the last show under the banner WP Boxing returns this coming weekend, for a decent card featuring the likes of Adrian Lerasan and Apichet Petchmanee. The poster does look decent, for what is a lower level card, and whilst certainly nothing amazing it does doe a decent job at promoting the two main bouts from the show.
On October 24th fight fans in Hamamatsu City will get a small, but interesting local card with the biggest names on the show being Katsuya Murakami and Shunji Nagata. It's not a big show, but it's a decent card for fans in an area where boxing isn't shown very often, sadly. The poster tries to sell the show on the main event, and whilst it's not a great poster, they do a good with a very limited line up of bouts.
On October 19th Ohashi Gym put on their next major show, and it's a genuine Doozy, with two very very good title bouts on it. One is a Japanese Youth title bout, between Andy Hiaraoka and Jin Sasaki whilst the other is an OPBF Bantamweight title bout between Kazuki Nakajima and Keita Kurihara. Although neither bout will get huge international attention, both contests should be very entertaining, and very explosive, given the men involved. The poster shows off the 4 men, what titles they are fighting for and is clear, easy to see and really nice to look at. A good, solid poster for a very good show.
On October 15th we get the next show under the Victoriva Banner, which are a series of shows that are essentially all female events. This one is a particularly interesting one with a main event between Mika Iwakawa and Nanae Suzuki, who battle in a rematch for the Atomweight title and a chief support bout between former world champions Kayoko Ebata and Nao Ikeyama, who have a combined age of 97. The poster is an interesting one that makes the show look really important, using a lot of gold, and showing off multiple world titles over the main fighters. This is a really nice poster and one we genuinely like.
On October 14th we get the next show under the Diamond Glove banner, which is headlined by the much anticipated rematch between Ryo Sagawa and Retsu Kosaka, with Sagawa looking to avenge his first professional loss. The card isn't the strongest, but it is a good main event. With two good supporting bouts, as Kanehiro Nakagawa takes on Shinnosuke Hasegawa, and Go Hosaka faces Ryo Nakai. The poster looks really nice, it's clear, has a nice background and it's hard for us to fault this for what is a very decent domestic show.
On October 8th we'll see the next show under the Pioneer of Fight banner, and it's an interesting card showcasing some of the best fighters MT Gym have to offer. The main event is real taking point of the show as the hard hitting Kai Ishizawa battles against Naoya Haruguchi in a Japanese title eliminator at 105lbs. That bout really is key one on the poster, but the poster does do well in giving the under-card some attention and making the MT Gym look like they are a really significant outfit. A really solid poster for a typical domestic card.
On September 18th WBA Female Super Featherweight champion Hyun Mi Choi defended her world title on a KBA sanctioned show in South Korea. Sadly the poster features on Choi, and give no details about the rest of the card or her opponent. Which does sort of tell you everything you need to know about the rest of the show and the woman she fought, Simone Aparecida da Silva. This is a disappointing poster for a very, very poor event.
On October 10th we get the next show from the Hiranaka Boxing School Gym, in Okinawa. The show is scheduled to feature 6 bouts and whilst it's certainly a low level show in the grand scheme of things it is a show that should provide some really entertaining action. It's also a show with a surprisingly wonderful poster, that looks really high quality, smart and is full of nice touches. Although the event isn't a big one, we do really like this poster.
On October 10th we get the next show from Hachioji Nakaya Gym, at the Shinjuku FACE. The event is certainly not a major one, but it is a pretty interesting one with a number of young Japanese fighters in action. The poster, like a number of other shows under the A-Sign Banner, shows an outdoor location along with images of the fighters on the show. It's an interesting concept, though we do feel that the poster would do better by focusing on the fighters a little bit more.
On September 23rd Sakai City holds a low key card headlined by a solid main event between Kanta Fukui and Kanta Takenaka. The card is certainly not a huge one, by any stretch, but the poster does look interesting. There's a clear main event on the poster, but a modern, busy look to things at the same time. A solid effort for a low tier local show.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.