Hopeful Fight Vol 20
To kick off next week Japan fans in Tokyo get an intriguing card headlined by the exciting Hikaru Nishida. The poster certainly focuses on Nishida but does also draw attention to the two major supporting bouts in what is an exciting and clear poster. It certainly isn't the most exciting but it is clear and eye catching.
This coming Sunday Filipino fans get a treat as they get a potentially explosive card with a two title bouts. The card isn't going to generate many headlines but for the fans it should be an exciting card with plenty of interesting names in action.
The poster for the card isn't the most exciting but it does a good job in listing the bouts and showing the fighters involved on the show. It's nothing amazing but it is an interesting all the same.
On November 28th Japanese fans get a treat courtesy of WOWOW who will be allowing non-customers to view their channels for a day. Among the content being aired are 2 world title bouts with one of those, a Super Flyweight title fight between Carlos Cuadras and Koki Eto, being a potential FOTY contender whilst another bout, between Pedro Guevara and Yu Kimura, looks to be an exciting bout at 108lbs.
The poster features the 4 main fighters whilst also pushing the Touch! WOWOW 2015 event. IT's not the most striking poster but it's certainly a solid one all round.
Kagoshima SoulBox Vol 3- Explosion
In Kagoshima fans will get the chance to see a low profile card which will be headlined by a bout between Takayuki Teraji and Naoya Haruguchi. The bout isn't a huge one but the card does have a rather good looking poster with a lot of the fighters on it, including one of the main event fighters. Simple but effective.
Dynamic Glove 544th
On November 24th we see Teiken putting on a show which is set to feature a number of notable fighters, including Ryosuke Iwasa, Toshiyuki Igarashi and Charlie Ota. The poster for the show features those 3 fighters, with all 3 wearing titles that they've held in the past in what are eye catching images of those 3 men, though the back ground is less than exciting and is rather bland.
Despite the dull back ground we don't mind this poster which has more than enough be excited by.
Whilst posters for specific shows are common place we do also, occasionally, get posters for a specific bout. One such case is this Sunday's bout between the touted Hinata Maruta and world ranked Filipino Jason Canoy. The poster, put out Maruta and his team at the Morioka gym, shows the two fighters and makes a big deal of the match up, which many consider one of the toughest professional debuts in recent memory. A win for their guy will see Maruta likely claim a world ranking after just a single bout, whilst a loss would certainly dent the hype of possibly the most touted youngster since Naoya Inoue. The bout, which is to be held on "You Will Be The Champion 5" is only the co-feature but already seems to have had more attention than the main event and this poster is a good sign of that attention.
You Will Be the Champion 5
The best of 5 Japanese shows this coming Sunday is the "You Will be the Champion 5" card which features several intriguing bouts, such as Hinata Maruta Vs Jason Canoy and Dennis Laurente Vs Takayuki Hosokawa, in an OPBF title fight, as well as undercard bouts featuring Masao Nakamura and Satoru Sugita. The card is certainly one of the better shows this year and really has got the attention of ourselves, and others.
The poster however is a flawed one with one of the men featured, Mark John Yap, no longer being on the show and the images used for Canoy and Laurente as unfair small. Despite that the card is being used to advertise the local fighters and it's hard to complain too much about the show which sells it's self.
One of the multitude of shows this Sunday in Japan is a "Forever Challenger" card which features 10 bouts in total. Whilst the bouts aren't huge they are generally well matched and competitive looking on paper suggesting that the show will be interesting even if it's not the highest profile.
Pioneer of Fight Vol 1
This weekend sees a new series kick off as "Pioneer of Fight" gets it's first show. The show is one of two cards at the Shinjuku Face and although none of the matches are really that notable we do have to admit that the poster is a busy and active one, and will certainly draw fans to the show, which we hope will be a success.
Fire country Fighting 2015
One of a number of Japanese shows this weekend is the "Fire country Fighting 2015" which is headlined by a Japanese Minimumweight title fight fight, to fill the void left by Go Odaira. The key match sees Tatsuya Fukuhara battle Hiroya Yamamoto and it's these two men who are featured on the poster in front of the Japanese title. It's a simple but effective poster and one that sells the shows main event even if the rest of the show is relatively ignored, though in fairness that is with good reason with the rest of the card being very low quality.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.