On August 28th we'll see the next show from Petchyindee. The card is set to be headlined by a WBC Asia Diamond Bantamweight title fight and unfortunately the poster really doesn't sell the show. The card is the first boxing one by Petchyindee since the sport returned to Thailand, and whilst it seems like they've put effort into the match ups, the poster really doesn't do much at all for us. It feels very underwhelming as a poster, and like a missed opportunity to really say "we're back".
On September 6th we see a card thanks to Tan Telecom Promotions, who have a WBA Asia title double header. In the main event Campee Phayom will be defending his WBA Asia Super Featherweight title against Pungluang Sor Singyu. The co-feature will see former Naoya Inoue opponent Samartlek Kokieygym challenge WBA Asia South Super Flyweight champion Nattapong Jankaew.
At the moment the TV details of the card are unclear but the poster certainly doesn't do the event many favours. It looks more like an advert for the title bodies than for a boxing event, sadly.
Japanese posters were the life blood of this area of the site for the last few years, but sadly there's not been many of them in the "no-fan era" of boxing. Thankfully fans will be back in Japan on a more regular basis this coming month, and we expect a lot more posters as a result. They include this green themed Diamond Glove poster for this month's Diamond Glove show. The poster sells the show on the main event, and looks clean and crisp. It might not an original idea or anything, but it makes Ryo Sagawa and Yuri Takemoto look like stars. A solid, if basic, effort.
On September 27th we'll see Suruga Boys put on a rather notable card at the FujisanMesse in Shizuoka. The card isn't a massive one but it does feature the likes of Koichi Aso, Tsubasa Murachi and Rentaro Kimura who are slap bang center in the poster. The poster does a good job in selling those 3 men, and looks like a poster for a festival of some sort. It's simple, but genuinely eye catching.
On September 20th we're expecting the next show in the Dynamic Young Fight Boxing series. The series is one of the lesser known ones in Japan but generally tends to provide exciting action and fun. Sadly however the posters for the series tends to be rather poor ones and that's the case again here with a rather dull and uninspired one. The poster literally tries to jam all the fights and fighters on it, and looks like a mess as a result. It's certainly not a fun or eye catching poster.
On August 9th the KBA will be sanctioning a show in Daegu. The card isn't a big one, but the main event is a pretty notable one as it will see Hyeon Oh Lee and Chul Hyun Lim battle in what is essentially a KBA Super Bantamweight title eliminator. Sadly the poster is terrible, lacking in colour and looks like they have plastered boxers over a B Horror movie poster from the 1970's. It's not a great poster, but in fairness it's not a great show. It's nice to see some kind of visual representation of the event, but it's not a good one, at all.
On August 1st we get the next WP Boxing event, and it's a pretty notable one, as it will be streamed in the UK, through Matchroom's Youtube, as well as through Work Point. This poster isn't the first one for the show, but is the first one to show what the under-card is. Not only is the main clearly advertised, an all Thai bout between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng, but the show will also feature Chainoi Worawut.
It's simple, it's basic, but it's the usual WP Boxing poster, and we look that they are keeping a level of consistency with these posters.
On July 26th Suleimen Promotions will be hosting a show in Minsk. The poster for the show is a pretty ugly thing with the a city scene in the background behind some images of the fighters on the card. The show, which features Aidos Yerbossynuly, Nursultan Zhanabayev, Nursultan Amanzholov and the debut of Bek Nurmaganbet should really have been better than this.
On July 26th unbeaten Kazakh Aidos Yerbossynuly will be defending his WBO, WBA and WBC minor titles against German based Nigerian born veteran Nuhu Lawal in Minsk. As part of the promotion for that bout Suliemen Promotions have released this poster for the bout. Given there's a lack of posters for recent bouts it's hard to complain too much about this, but the reality it's nothing special, just our standards are really slipping due to a lack of boxing and a lack of posters.
On July 16th we'll see Filipino fighter Mark John Yap take on former world title challenger Miguel Marriaga, as part of the Top Rank summer boxing series. The bout isn't a terrible one on paper, despite significant natural size difference, but the poster is a rather bland one. We love the font used in the middle but can't fathom why the fighters themselves are in black and white. A little bit of colour in the back ground would have helped a lot here. Instead it almost looks like they are are showing off the writing and not the fighters.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.