The second Dynamic Glove card of 2020 will see Japanese Welterweight champion Yuki Nagano defending his title in a mandatory, as part of the 2020 Champion Carnival, against former world title challenger Keita Obara. The poster for the show really sells the show heavily on that main event, making it look like a monstrous bout. Sadly though we do feel more could have been done to try and make the under-card just a little bit more clear.
On January 18th we get the first notable televised Japanese card, at the first one to have been confirmed at the time of writing, as G+ host the next Dynamic Glove card .The show is headlined by a Middleweight clash between Kazuto Takesako and Shinobu Charlie Hosokawa with former world title challenger Takeshi Inoue in a supporting bout. The poster features those three men, and although a simple design it does look like all 3 mean business, giving us a good looking poster.
On December 7th we get the next card under the Dynamic Glove banner, and it's a genuine doozy as we get two Super Featherweight title fights. One of those will be a WBO Asia Pacific title fight, pitting Filipino Joe Noynay against Japan's Kenichi Ogawa, in a mouth watering match up, whilst the support bout will see Masaru Sueyoshi defending his Japanese title against Kosuke Saka. This is a fantastic double header and it's hard to complain. In fact if we're scratching for complaints we have to mention how the poster really underplays Nonay, compared to Ogawa, given that Noynay is on a role and the defending champion.
On November 2nd we get the next Dynamic Glove card, headlined by a Japanese Light Middleweight title bout between Hironobu Matsunaga, the defending champion, and Koki Koshikawa. We're genuinely excited about the show, though we do feel genuinely underwhelmed by the poster, which just looks too dark and dull. There was a good idea here, but the delivery of the poster is poor.
On October 5th we'll get a stacked Dynamic Glove card, littered with notable fighters, including the fast rising Junto Nakatani, former world champion Milan Melindo and former world title challenger Ryo Akaho. The poster makes Nakatani look like a real star, and yet is a clean looking poster which gives some focus to other notable fighters. We like this, even if it's nothing spectacular.
On September 7th we get the next Dynamic Glove card, which is a really interesting one headlined by Japanese Welterweight champion Yuki Nagano defending his title against Makoto Kawasaki and also featuring the Japanese ring return of Jorge Linares. The poster sells the show on those 3 men, and does little else to really sell the card. A really disappointing poster to what is actually a pretty note worthy card.
Back in May we posted the original design of the poster for Dynamic Glove 587, but since then the poster has gone through some minor revisions, including adding the under-card fighters to the poster, a tweak to the colour of the top half of the poster and including the details of Takeshi Inoue's bout. Of the two this is a much better and more complete design than the previous one.
On July 6th we get a really interesting card from Teiken as part of the Dynamic Glove series. The card will be headlined by Kenichi Ogawa, with Shuya Masaki in the main support bout and a stacked under-card featuring 3 highly regarded unbeaten prospects, with Hayate Kaji, Mikito Nakano and Kuntae Lee all on the show. The poster isn't the most amazing or original, but it works for what it has to sell. Simple but effective.
On August 3rd we get a Dynamic Glove card, thanks to World Sports Boxing. The card will feature former world title challenger Takeshi Inoue, fighting for the first time since his bout with Jamie Munguia, and also a Japanese Middleweight title rematch between Kazuto Takesako and Shuji Kato. The poster, although nothing amazing, is pretty pleasing on the eye and certainly beats some of the other posters we've been seeing in Japan this year. A solid overall effort, without doing anything spectacular.
On June 1st we get the next Dynamic Glove card, headlined by Japanese Flyweight champion Junto Nakatani making his first defense. As well as Nakatani the card will also feature a rematch between Charles Bellamy and Yuto Shimizu as well as Kai Ishizawa's first bout of 2019. The poster sadly looks more like a magazine cover than a real fight poster. It's clean but uninspiring
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