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On February 26th fight fans in Tokyo will get a really significant bout as Takeshi Inoue battles Yuki Nonaka in an IBF Light Middleweight, the bout is a key one for the IBF title and the Japanese scene at 154lbs and is rightfully pushed as a major bout on the poster, taking up a huge portion of the poster and making both men look like genuien stars. It's not an amazing poster, but it is a poster than makes it's main event look massive.
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On November 11th Japanese fight fans get an interesting card with a trio of title bouts. They will include Masayuki Kuroda defending his Japanese title, Takeshi Inoue looking to claim the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Light Middleweight titles, as he takes on Ratchasi Sithsaithong, and a regional female title bout between former world champions Naoko Shibata and Etsuko Tada. The card might not be an earth shattering one, but it is certainly set to be a very good one for fans, and it does have a powr which sells the card pretty well, show casing the most notable fighters and having a small bout list.
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On November 11th Japanese fans get a variety of shows across the country, one of which will be at the Korakuen Hall and will see WBC Atomweight champion Momo Koseki defending her title, in her 17th defense. The card is a rather exciting one, with several fighters of note such as Takeshi Inoue, but the poster sort of feels third rate and a bit disappointing given the quality of talent on offer.
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On August 13th Japanese fans in Saitama get the chance to watch a couple of female world title fights, along with the excellent Momo Koseki fighting in a non-title fight. The poster is colour, bright and full of information with a lot of fighters featured on it. It's not perfect but we do like it, a lot, and enjoy the colourful nature of the poster.
On November 13th Japanese fans get the chance to see another female world title fight as IBF female Light Flyweight champion Naoko Shibata defends her title. The show doesn't just have the female title bout but will also feature the touted Takeshi Inoue who looks to continue his rise through the ranks.
The poster for the show is a busy one with a lot of fighters and the shows dual-name, however it is an exciting one with the two main fighters being the clear focus of of the promotional image.
Just a day after the excellent "Kanmuriwashi Fight vol.47" female action again takes center stage in Japan, this time courtesy of two separate world title bouts on a card dubbed "Earnest Efforts".
The first of those female bouts see Naoko Shibata attempting to claim the IBF Light Flyweight title as she takes on Alondra Garcia. After that we will see WBC Atomweight queen Momo Koseki defending her title against Nora Cardoza giving us a second excellent day of action of female title action.
As well as the two female contests we expect to see 4 other contests on the show, albeit at a much lower level to the two main bouts,
In regards to the poster it's decent enough and pretty clear to see the main event fighters. Admittedly it's a bit boring but it's solid enough over-all.
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