Suruga Boys Desafio 9
On September 5th we'll see the next show in the Desafio series of events promoted by Danji Suruga in Shizuoka. The poster focuses heavily on the main event, between Rentaro Kimura and Yoji Saito, but keeps a really nice design overall and shows enough details of the under-card as well. It's not the best Desafio poster that we've seen, but we do still like the poster and we are genuinely excited about the upcoming event, which should be a brilliant little treat for fans in the Shizuoka region.
In June 2013 Suruga Boys put on Desafio 2 at the FujisanMesse and boy do we love this poster! Yes it's busy, yes there's a lot going on, but it's also a really smart one. It's clearly selling the show on the then Japanese Minimumweight champion Ryuji Hara, but it also sells on his opponent, Shuhei Ito, as well as a second Minimumweight bout, featuring Go Odaira. It's exciting, it's eye catching. Yeah, we like this one! A lot!
Suruga Boy Desafio 8
May 19th will see fans able to attend the next Suruga Boy's show, Desafio 8. The card features a number of notable fighters, including Satoru Sugita and Gakuya Furuhashi. The poster is a pretty basic one, but a very clear one, that sells hard on the 4 best bouts of the show. There is no clear and overbearing theme, but it is a solid all round effort.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.