By August it seems likely that Japanese boxing will slowly be seeing normality resume with a host of cards now being announced for the month. One of the few to have posters already available is Apollo KO Live, set for August 10th. The poster is a really basic one, but one we do kinda see as being a bit charming, and a nice design, despite it's clear simplicity. Not amazing, but certainly not one of the worst we've seen.
To begin the month of September Apollo Gym will be putting on a small card in Osaka. The card is certainly not a big one, though it's rare that Apollo do do a card of major note, though it's still good to see them giving a run out to some of their fighters. The poster though is sadly just a bit, well, boring if we're being honest and it does nothing to really exciting or intrigue.
On April 29th fight fans will see the next Apollo KO card, which isn't a big one, or a particularly notable one. The card has a bit classy feel to it's design, but it's not a poster that will attract fans and it does little to really sell the show. It's not awful, but it's nothing special.
One of two Japanese shows on December 24th will be The Gouken Stage 14 & Apollo KO Live. This show lacks big names and doesn't really have much worthy of attention. Despite that the poster does seem to have a Christmas them of red and white, with what looks like almost snow flakes. It's a simple design, and one that is flawed, but it is trying to sell a very weak show.
On October 8th we get the next in the Apollo KO Live shows, with Apollo Gym's star fighter Takuya Uehara headlining the card and featuring heavily on the poster. The design isn't a great one, and despite having some nice touches really leaves us feeling a little underwhelmed, sadly.
On May 6th Japanese fight fan sin Osaka will get the next Apollo KO Live show, headlined by Takuya Uehara. The poster for the show is a pretty simple one, selling ehavily on Uehara, but is clean enough and basic enough to not complain too much, even if there does look to be a lot of free space on it.
At the Joto Ward Center in Osaka on Christmas eve there will be a pretty interesting card headlined by a bout between Takuya Uehara and Takuya Yamamoto. Strangely the poster appears to only be in black and white, which is pretty disappointing, but the poster does well given that massive issue. It has details on it, a bout list and helsp to sell Uehara really well.
On September 2nd fans of the rising Takuya Uehara will get the chance to see their man in action again as he headlines the next "Apollo KO Live" show. The poster for the card is pretty poor but it continues to push Uehara as the gym's star and it's clear their intention is to have him at the forefront of the posters and gym. The poster is disappointing promotionally if we're being honest.
On May 7th Apollo boxing gym put on their next card, headlined by WBC Youth Featherweight champion Takuya Uehara defending his title. The show sells heavily on Uehara and the WBC Youth title, but the poster also lists the undercard bouts ina simple but effective design.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.