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.
On December 26th we get the much anticipated bout between Masayuki Ito and Hironori Mishiro thanks to A-Sign boxing. The bout has a really artistic, and smart, yet simple poster. Sadly it's very much a style over substance poster, and whilst it looks brilliant, it does lack the when, and where need to really promote the event. We do wonder if this is more of a concept design and that a poster released closer to the event will be a more complete poster design. From an art point of view this is genuinely brilliant but from a promotional point of view it's lacking in some key areas.
On November 23 we get the next A Sign card, headlined by a bout between fast rising youngster Jin Sasaki and fellow puncher Tatsuya Miyazaki. Sadly the poster for this is just a bit dull if we're being honest. We understand the idea behind it, but it doesn't really entice us into the show, which is a shame as all A Sign shows are good shows, well worthy of attention. This is just not an exciting poster, for what we expect will be a really, really good show. A genuine shame.
An alternative version of the poster is this one, which we were sent by Hachioji Nakaya Gym, and wow we love this! It has Jin Sasaki in the middle of Tokyo, as if's looking to become a star and make people take notice. This is so different to many posters out there, and it's unique charm really stands out. We wish we'd seen this one first, as this is fantastic!
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.