On November 22nd we get the next of the Genkotsu cards. The show isn't massive, but is a solid looking card featuring the likes of Kosuke Arioka, who takes on Valentine Hosokawa, and Hizuki Saso. Although the poster a little disorganised we don't actually mind this and there is clearly a coherent look to it. Not one of our favourites, but we have certainly seen much worse.
On December 11th we get the next show in the Over Heat Boxers Night series from Flash Akabane. The poster for the show is nothing original, but we do like the nice, big, clear images they are using. Nothing unique about the design, but it's a fairly strong overall look on the poster.
We're not fans of over-crowded posters and here we get a very, very over-crowded one with far too many people on it. We understand the need to pack the poster, given there is no big draw fighter, but this feels too over-done and a big of a mess as a result.
On December 22nd the Muto Gym will be holding their next show under the "You Will Be The Champion" banner. The card will be headlined by Yuki Strong Kobayashi defending his WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title against Korean challenger Ki Chang Go, and will also feature a number of promising Japanese prospects. The poster sells the show on the main event, and does well at pushing the Muto gym fighters. It's simple but works
On November 23rd fight fans in Tagum get a card headlined by Jess Rhey Waminal battling with Sunil Siwach. The poster for the card tries to sell the whole event,which has a rock concert as well as boxing. It's a poster that sells the event the event, though could do with pushing more of the specifics, such as which bands and which other boxers will be on the show.
We typically like seeing Mexican posters are they are usually quite different to what we see in Asia, and that's certainly the case here, with an almost split poster. The top half is based on the main event bout, featuring Japan's Hirotsugu Yamamoto, whilst the bottom features the chief support bout. The halves almost seem to have different themes but yet it makes for a good overall poster. A good effort, just a shame about the ratio of the poster, which is very tall and not particularly wide.
On December 7th we get the next show under the Senrima Kobe "Super Fight" series, headlined by Ryoki Hirai. The poster does have a little too much text at the bottom for our liking, but overall it's not a bad poster, making it clear who the stars for the show are, as well as a bout list. It's solid without breaking any new ground.
In Xiaoping today fight fans will be getting a small card. The poster for it is a rather weird one, reminding us more a Chinese movie than a boxing show. It's simple, it's basic but it does catch the eye.
On November 15th we get a really interesting card in the Philippines. The poster is an interesting one, with a lot of fighters on it, clearly selling the fact there;s titles on the line and that it's free to attend. It's not an amazing poster, but it's certainly a decent one with a lot going on, and a good colour scheme. A solid overall effort.
On November 2nd we get the next Dynamic Glove card, headlined by a Japanese Light Middleweight title bout between Hironobu Matsunaga, the defending champion, and Koki Koshikawa. We're genuinely excited about the show, though we do feel genuinely underwhelmed by the poster, which just looks too dark and dull. There was a good idea here, but the delivery of the poster is poor.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.