The next Teiken show will take place on October 1st and it's a really interesting one under the Dynamic Glove banner. The card is headlined by a Japanese title eliminator, between Yamato Hara and Yuna Hara, and features a host of top Teiken prospects, including Kenji Fujita, Mikito Nakano, Reo Saito and Subaru Murata, among others. The posters the event hard on the main event, and it works, though we would have loved to have seen more of the prospects being shown on the poster as well.
On September 3rd we get the next show in the long running Dynamic Glove series, and sadly it's an underwhelming one headlined by Ryo Akaho taking on Edrin Dapudong and Kazuto Takesako facing Kiwat Kongkan, with neither of the main bouts really setting pulses racing. The show tries to promote the show on the two main local fighters, but in reality with the opponents being so poor, we dare say this poster just doesn't do it for us. The design is nice enough, but it feels a little incomplete to us.
This coming Saturday we'll see OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight champion Ryota Toyoshima defending his WBO regional title. The poster for the show really is built around Toyoshima, who looks like a star on the poster. Interestingly his opponent, Adam Diu Abdulhamid, isn't even being shown on the poster which is a huge shame. Notably the poster pushes the local attraction well, but it feels like they could have done more to promote the prospects on the card.
In early July we'll see the next Dynamic Glove card and it's one with an excellent headline bout as Shokichi Iwata takes on Kenichi Horikawa in a bout for the Light Flyweight title crown, whilst also featuring a number of notable debutants. The poster sells the entire show on the main event, and in fairness this is an excellent way to sell the show, putting the two men on the poster, next to each other. It's simple, but it's effective. The only real issue is we think it's have been better if Iwata's picture had the Japanese title on his other shoulder, but it's a minor complaint.
On June 13th we get an interesting Dynamic Glove show, headlined by Masayoshi Nakatani's first bout in Japan in over 3 years, as well as an interesting Japanese interim Welterweight title fight, between Takeru Kobata and Yuki Nagano. The poster sells the show on those two match ups in what is a strong and powerful looking poster with star power. It's simple, but it's a good poster but one that makes it clear the show has a star on it in Nakatani.
On June 4th we'll get the next show in the Dynamic Glove series of events, with the card being headlined by a bout between Takeshi Inoue and Nath Nwachukwu, in what will be the second bout between the two men. The poster for the show focuses on Inoue, and really does little else to promote the event, though in fairness, it still looks really good, though maybe more like the cover of an autobiography or a signing session or an after dinner event rather than a boxing card.
On April 2nd fight fans in Japan will see a new Japanese Light Middleweight champion being crowned, as Koki Koshikawa and Makoto Kawasaki face off for the vacant title. The poster is sadly a bit of a mess. They've 4 of the main fighters taking up the bulk of the poster, but it doesn't quick click for us and instead looks almost like the cover of a photograph book rather than a poster for a show.
On March 5th we'll get an interesting, albeit somewhat easy to over-look, Dynamic Glove show, as Shokichi Iwata makes his first defense of the Japanese Light Flyweight title, taking on Toshimasa Ouchi. The poster has the two main event fighters on it, and a lot of detail about the show, but it doesn't really grab the attention in the way we'd have hoped to have seen for Iwata's first defense. It's just a bit..."okay" if we're being honest.
On February 5th we'll see the first Dynamic Glove show of the year as Kyosuke Sawada takes on Kenshin Oshima for the vacant Japanese Bantamweight title. The poster looks old school, classic, and cool. It's a simple design, with the two men in front of the Japanese title, but it's also a design that oozes coolness and makes the make event look like something very special. A simple but excellent poster here.
On December 4th we get the next show in the Dynamic Glove series, with this being headlined by OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight champion Ryota Toyoshima defending his OPBF title against Shoki Sakai. The poster really sells the entire show on that main event, and makes the two men look like major stars. Overall we like this poster, but do feel there's too much text and the colours are just a bit dull and uninspired.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.