On December 3rd Korean fans will be able to see In Duck Seo battle against Joong Kyung Lee for a KBF national title. The poster for the bout sells the entire show on the main event, and in all honesty there really is little else of note on the show. The poster tries hard, but the reality is that the card is a very hard sell, and the poster doesn't have a lot to work with, unfortunately.
On December 9th Indonesian fight fans get the chance to see Sabuk Emas Bupati Kulonprogo III, a card headlined by local fighter Heri Ardiyanto. The card is far from special, but does feature some interesting Malaysian visitors taking on local fighters. Sadly the poster doesn't do much to sell the show, other than make people are of the main event. Still it's rare we get an Indonesian poster, and we'd liek to thank Anil Kumar for sharing this with us.
On December 8th Japanese fight fans get the next show in the "The Greatest Boxing" series. The card is headlined by a Japanese title eliminator, as Vladimir Baez, AKA Destino Japan, takes on Kazuyasu Okamoto, and the under-card is littered with other notable domestic talents. The poster is a pretty interesting one, seemingly selling on both the main even and the under-card and it's a solid poster, even if it could be improved a little. We like the idea here, even if it's not been finished in quite the right way.
On December 6th fight fans in Tokyo get the chance to see two former Japanese champions in action, with Suguru Muranaka and Kenta Nakagawa both fighting in non-title contests. The poster is a simple one, selling on the two former champions, and it looks exciting, even if the card is unlikely to be the one of the most entertaining of the year. It's a good poster, and sells a pretty low level card well.
On December 4th Fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see the next Dangan card. The poster is a very generic one and really does little to serve the show in terms of promotion. It's a poster that we don't like and one that really does little for us, though does suit the very low key aspect of the show.
The most notable of 3 shows on December 3rd is the Mutoh promoted card at the EDION Arena Osaka. The card has 4 title bouts announced, one of which is a unified title contest, and the card looks like a pretty strong one on paper. We'll admit we don't see some of the bouts as being that compelling, such as Koki Tyson Vs Yasuyuki Akiyama, but there will be some good bouts and the card will be well worth a watch.
On December 3rd fight fans in Osaka will have two cards to choose from. One of those is the Green Tsuda promoted Crach Boxing card, featuring a really interesting match up between Kazuki Tanaka and Hikaru Marugame, and a main event featuring Takayuki Okumoto. Not only are the fighters involved on the card on the poster but so too is Tosho Makoto Aoki, who will be having his retirement ceremony on this card.
December 3rd is set to be a busy day in Japanese boxing circles. One of cards is the next Midori Gym show, in Aihci, and will feature the likes of Ryosuke Maruki and Kotatsu Takehara in the main bouts. The card is a low key one, but does feature a nice mix of local on international fighters and should have some exciting moments. The poster is a simple one but sells not only on the main bouts but also an advertised appearance from Koki Kameda, helping to promote the card that little bit more.
On December 2nd fight fans in Japan will be getting their next Dyanmic Glove card. It will be headlined by Nihito Arakawa with other notable fighters, such as Hayate Kaji and Junki Sasaki in action. The poster is a simple one, but a rather solid one, selling Arakawa as the star of the show
To kick off December Japanese fight fans will be able to see a title double header. In the main event they'll see female star Naoko Fujioka hunt a 5th world title, as she drops down to Light Flyweight, whilst in the co-feature they'll see Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka defending his title against Takenori Ohashi, in what will be Saka's first defense.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.