Over the weekend we posted an image of a poster being used for Dangan 231 and Guts Fighting, and it was a design we really didn't think much of. This is an alternativeposter used for the show, featuring the two men in the main event, Hironori Mishiro and Yoshimitsu Kimura, as well as the fighters in the main support bout, Yudai Shigeoka and Lito Dante, as well as former world champion Ryoichi Taguchi, who will be having his retirement ceremony on this event.
We are used to posters being a bit all over there with some great designs, some awful designs, and a wide variety of things in between. However we believe this is the first time we've seen a poster for a fight look more like it was the cover of a guy porn magazine than a fight show. The bout is brilliant, the show is brilliant on paper, but the poster is dreadful and we can't see any logical reason why Hironori Mishiro and Yoshimitsu Kimura appear to be naked on this poster. A very, very odd idea, and one that seems to have over shadowed a great match up.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.