On August 12th we'll see triple crown Lightweight champion Shuichiro Yoshino defending his Japanese Lightweight title against the once beaten Shuma Nakazato, on a Diamond Glove show at Korakuen Hall.. The poster for this one sells heavily on the main event of the show, but also sells on the fact the card has the return bout for former Japanese Featherweight champion Ryo Sagawa, following his title loss last time out. The poster is certainly nothing artistically amazing, but it does it's job, and it promotes the show well. A good, solid effort, without being anything too amazing.
On June 10th we get the next Diamond Glove show, and it's a really good one, headlined by Japanese champion Daishi Nagata defending his title the unbeaten Masahiro Suzuki, with the bout getting the main portion of the poster. As well as the main event the poster also features Rentaro Kimura and Hikaru Fukunaga, who feature in the chief support bout. The poster is certainly not a unique or unusual design, but it's a shapr, simple, basic one. It's an easy one to look at, makes the main event look huge, and it works. It's perhaps a little too basic for some, but it works well for us.
On April 8th fight fans at Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see Japanese Welterweight champion Keita Obara defending his title against Shoki Sakai. The poster for the show really does push that main event, though sadly the rest of the card is somewhat limited despite featuring the Japanese debut of Go Hosaka. Despite the poster being simple it is a pretty eye catching yet simple one, and whilst we're not massive fans, it's hard to complain. It has a job to do, and it does it pretty well, even with if has absolute no whistles and bells to it.
Going back into the archive of Asian boxing posters we found this one for the December 11th 2006 Diamond Glove show. The poster was pushing the OPBF Super Flyweight title bout between Kuniyuki Aizawa and Petchklongphai Sor Thantip, and really does focus on Aizawa. It's a rather dull poster and not on that would really excite anyone, though credit they did try to make Aizawa look like a star.
On February 11th we'll see a brilliant Japanese Featherweight title showdown as defending champion Ryo Sagawa takes on mandatory challenger Hinata Maruta. The poster for the bout is a relatively basic one, with the fight being allowed to sell it's self. The two men are there, with their names and the title. Nothing amazing, but still eye catching enough. The poster also features inside pictures of Ryu Horikawa and Yudai Shigeoka, who will be on the under-card. A simple but effective poster.
On December 10th we'll see the next Diamond Glove show, headlined by Japanese Light Welterweight champion Daishi Nagata defending his title against Akihiro Kondo. The poster also features Rentaro Kimura and Nanako Suzuki in little inset images. It's a simple poster, but a sharp looking one, with a lovely background behind the main event fighters. It's simple but very nice on the eye.
On December 10th we get the next Diamond Glove show, and it's a pretty packed one. At the time of writing we haven't stumbled on the main poster for the show, but we have stumbled on featuring Nanako Suzuki, who faces Megumi Hosoda. The poster has a lot of text on it, but a very nice looking colour scheme, and although Suzuki isn't a big name she is sure made to look one here. A very artistic and nice looking poster, even if it's not going to make many people rush to see the show.
On August 12th 2013 fight fans at Korakuen Hall got a pretty interesting show. The main event saw Tadashi Yuba claim the Japanese Light Middleweight title, to become a 5-weight Japanese champion, whilst the under card saw an upset win for Arnel Tinampay and a match between Hiroaki Teshigawara and Kyosuke Sawada. The poster is a pretty simple design but the colour used make it feel really important. It's a mind blowing poster, but it's a really, really solid one. Well put together, and vert clean, well done to those involved.
On June 10th 2013 Japanese fight fans at Korakuen Hall had an OPBF title double header with the Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight titles on the show. The show featured the likes of Shingo Wake and Eita Kikuchi, Hiroki Shiino, Dennis Tubieron and Tadashi Yuba, among others. The card was a good one, and the poster was a very solid one, with a golden colour, for what was a show that had plenty of gold on the line. A real solid poster with a premium look.
On April 8th 2013 we got Dangan 70, which was also a Diamond Glove card. The poster design is a packed one, but there was a lot of quality on the show such as Hisashi Amagasa, Keita Obara and Masayuki Ito. It was a busy and packed poster, but it worked well for the show at hand and sold the fact the card was a double Japanese title show.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.