One of the few consistent things about boxing is that Dynamic Glove posters tend to be good... Sadly for the June 5th 2021 edition of the series that doesn't appear to be the case with a really dull and uninspired looking poster to sell what should be a pretty interesting show. The main bout will see Ryo Akaho take on Daisuke Sugita and the co-feature will see Toshimasa Ouchi battle Shokichi Iwata. The 4 men have their faces on the poster, and whilst the bouts are really interesting ones, the poster doesn't get the juices flowing. At all. A very underwhelming effort.
In May we'll see Japanese Middleweight champion Kazuto Takesako defending his title in a long over-due mandatory defense against Riku Kunimoto. At first glance the poster looks okay, and the show really sells on the champion. On second glance however we do wonder if they have made the challenger look a bit too underwhelming given how small he is on the poster. It feels like he should have been given much more real estate on the poster, rather than minimised to a point of looking like an under-card fighter. A bit of a weird decision in our eyes.
On May 6th we'll get the 600th show in the Dynamic Glove series of shows, and it's a good one, with a massive Welterweight unification bout between Ryota Toyoshima and Yuki Beppu in the main event. The poster really does a great job in selling that main event as something massive, and as something special. As well as the fighters and the details of the unification the team behind the poster also want to make the fact this is the 600th Dynamic Glove show feel big and special. As an overall poster it's brilliant and one of the best Japanese posters we've had this year. A genuinely good one!
On April 21st we get a Dynamic Glove show that looks like a packed one. The main event will see Japanese Light Middleweight champion Hironobu Matsunaga taking on Rei Nakajima, a second title bout will see Kai Ishizawa defending his Japanese youth title against Yuni Takada and we'll also get an interesting match up between Reiya Abe and Koshin Takeshima. The poster features all 3 of those bouts on the poster in a very clean and tidy looking design. This poster works really well, it makes the match ups clear, it runs in order order of significance and whilst a bit basic, it's a functional poster that works really well.
The only real issue is that we're not totally sure where it fits in the Dynamic Glove chronology, as it doesn't seem to have an official number like the other shows in the series.
On January 16th next year we'll see OPBF Welterweight champion Riku Nagahammake his first defense, as he takes on fellow Japanese fighter Ryota Toyoshima in the headline bout of the first Dyanmic Glove card of 2021. The poster sells on that main event bout and the design is a simple one. Nothing original or new here, but it works, sells the fight and looks decent enough. Just a bit plain and bland for our liking.
Back in August 2013 Japanese fight fans got a treat at Korakuen Hall with the 516th Dynamic Glove, which was a Japanese title double header. the card was headlined by Daiki Kaneko, defending his Japanese Super Featherweight title against Mitsuya Omura, and also featured Daisuke Nakagawa dethroning Tomohiro Ebisu of the Middleweight title. The poster for the card features the 4 main fighters, and quite a decent design. This is fairly solid, as many Dynamic Glove posters are.
On July 6th 2013 we got one of the Dynamic Glove shows from Korakuen Hall, headlined by Ryosuke Iwasa, taking on Jecker Buhawe. The poster is almost dominated by Iwasa and his pursuit of gold. It's a poster that we like, though we certainly see issues with it, and would have preferred it not be quite so dark in areas. Still a good effort , with a very recognisable fighter in the main position.
On November 7th we get the next show under the Dynamic Glove banner, aka "the shows shown on G+", and it's a rather interesting card which is headlined by a Champion Carnival bout and features a former world title challenger in the main support bout. The headline bout will see Kazuto Takesako defending his Japanese Middleweight title against mandatory challenger Riku Kunimoto, whilst Takeshi Inoue will be in the main supporting bout. Sadly the looking at the poster it really does minimise the challenger, who looks less important than the chief support fighter. It's not a terrible design, but it really does make it seem like the main event is a massive mismatch, which is never a good idea for a poster if you ask us.
Back on June 1st 2013 there was Dynamic Glove card which served as a very interesting card. The main event featured Ryo Akaho, who was then world ranked Super Flyweight, and the chief support bout feature Japanese Middleweight Daisuke Nakagawa. It's not the strongest Dynamic Glove card, but credit to those involved in the poster for giving us a really, really solid promotional image here. Not spectacular, but very solid!
On May 4th 2013 fight fans in Japan got a card from Nakaya Hachioji that featured Makoto Fuchigami defending the OPBF Middleweight title against Akio Shibata and also featured an interesting match up between Yoshitaka Kato and Motoki Sasaki, and under-card bouts featuring Nihito Arakawa and Shoma Fukumoto. As for the poster we actually like this design, and although it's very busy it's actually very distinctive and rather eye catching.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.