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.
It feels like a really long time since we last had live boxing televised in Japan but on October 3rd it returns with a Japanese Light Middleweight title bout between Hironobu Matsunaga and Yuto Shimizu. The poster for this is a pretty basic one, but one we like, a lot. The inverted colours look great, the design is clean and it makes it very clear who the draws are. It's simple, but very, very solid.
On April 6th 2013 we saw a Dynamic Glove headlined by the then Japanese Super Featherweight champion Daiki Kaneko, who was making his third defense as he went up against Kyohei Tamakoshi. The card also featured the then former world champion Akifumi Shimoda. The poster might not be the most amazing of the Dynamic Glove posters, but it does do well in selling those two men, maybe more than the bouts they are in. It's clean, it's clear, it's basic, and it works, without doing anything extra.
On March 2nd 2013 we had one of the near monthly Dynamic Glove shows, with this one in particular being headlined by former Japanese Bantamweight champion Ryosuke Iwasa battling Mark John Yap in a 10 rounds. The poster sells the show big time on Iwasa, though also includes supporting fighters Tetsuma Hayashi and Kohei Kubo. If we're being honest this poster is selling the event hard on Iwasa, making him look like a star, and for us it works really well!
The second Dynamic Glove card of 2013 was a show headlined by Yoshihiro Kamegai, taking on Jose Alberto Leal, and also featured notable names like Daisuke Nakagawa and Yasutaka Ishimoto. As for the poster, man we love this one! It looks like a magazine cover rather than a poster and has a premium look to it. A really good look on what is, essentially, a simple design. We are huge fans of this one which does a lot of simple things very well.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.