On November 23rd we get an interesting, though lower level, domestic Japanese card in Izumi City. The card doesn't have a major headline bout, and the poster has tried to cover that fact quite smartly, by including a lot of fighters on the poster. It's a very busy poster, but it's one that does it's job well.
On November 21st fight fans in Sasaki City get a small card as we see the La Fiesta Del Diamante series, promoted by Diamante Boxing Gym, kick off. The poster isn't the most exciting, but it does feel like the start of something, and it's a journey we want to follow Diamante on. It's a solid enough poster for their first show, and fingers crossed the posters, and the quality of shows, improve over the coming years.
On November 20th we'll get a show from Shinsei Gym, headlined by a Japanese Youth Flyweight title bout between Yuga Inoue and Aoba Mori. The show, Real Spirits Vol 76, has a simple yet striking poster, with the men from the main event in the middle of the poster and some of the under-card fighters below. It's a simple design, but one that does look exciting and eye catching.
On October 23rd Cocky Buffalo will be putting on one of their biggest shows to date, with two regional title fights and a female world title bout. The poster for the show is a rather dull one to look at, but it is a functional one, with a lot of information on it, but really nothing too exciting or artistic, which is a shame given the quality of the show, which is headlined by WBO female Minimumweight champion Etsuko Tada battling Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen.
On November 19th Misako Gym put on another of their shows, headlined by former 2-time Japanese Super Flyweight champion Kenta Nakagawa. The poster is a simple, basic one, and although it's very basic, it does a good job in promoting the card and catching the eye. It's nothing original, but it works and that's the important part here.
On November 17th we'll see former world title challenger Takeshi Inoue travel to Australia to take on WBO #1 ranked fighter Tim Tszyu in what has the potential to be a very, very exciting clash. The bout will pit one of the rising stars at 154lbs against one of the toughest men in the division. The poster for the show is a simple one, but an effective one, telling fans exactly what they are getting. Nothing particularly artistic or exciting, but it's simple and it works.
On November 13th we'll see Japanese Youth Featherweight champion Kyonosuke Kameda make his first defense, as he takes on Hiroki Hanabusa in an excellent match up. The poster sells the show hard on that main event, as well as the chief support bout featuring Shota Asami. It's a poster that looks rather basic, but it does the job it's supposed to do.
On November 11th we'll see an Ohashi promoted card, headlined by a mouth watering clash between Takuma Inoue and Shingo Wake, who clash in what is essentially a world title eliminator at Super Bantamweight. The poster for the bout takes on a very interesting black and white style, and with the two men being the only people on the poster. It's simple, yet striking and we really like this. It might not be the most in your face poster, but it's a really solid one all the same.
On November 2nd we get the next show under the Dangan All 4 Rounders series of events. The events always always have generic posters, and this is no different, though we do genuinely like this shot and think it makes for a solid poster for what tend to be very entertaining cards, though ones which lack big names.
At the end of October A-Sign boxing and Dangan Boxing work together to put on an excellent Japanese domestic card, featuring 4 very well matched bouts. The card will be headlines by a Japanese Lightweight title eliminator, as Masahiro Suzuki takes on Seiryu Toshikawa in a mouth watering 8 rounder. The poster sadly doesn't make the card look great, but the match ups are really good and this is a show that we expect will over-deliver, big time.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.