53th Phoenix Battle
This first really notable Japanese show this March comes on March 5th when Ohashi gym put on the next in their "Phoenix Battle" shows. This one looks particularly notable featuring 3 current champions and a former champion. Sadly only one bout really stands out though the show in general does have drawing power. The bout that stands out will see Japanese Featherweight champion Satoshi Hosono defending his belt against Rikiya Fukuhara whilst name value is added courtesy of WBA Atomweight champion Ayaka Miyao and OPBF Super Flyweight champion Ryo Matsumoto. Neither Miyao or Matsumoto will be defending their titles but their inclusion on the card will keep them busy before bigger fights later in the year.
As for the poster it does everything it needs to. It shows off the 4 major fighters. Of course it's not the best poster but it's a solid enough and credible enough effort with the details of the fight and the fighters all being clear to see. Simple but effective.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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