One sad thing to admit is that many boxing posters tend to be quite samey now a days. It's a shame but few promoters are willing to try anything new or different. In April 2013 however we got this absolutely gorgeous poster that focused not on a fight but instead the retirement ceremony of former world title challenger Takehiro Shimada. This is absolutely breath taking, unique, simple, but effective. It stands out in a realm of over packed posters and looks brilliant. Whilst it's not a design we'd like to see used a lot, it does stand out and was genuinely one of the best posters from the entire month.
On Wednesday Japanese fans get a treat as they see two very promising young men battle in a brilliant match up whilst there are two interesting support bouts. The show isn't a big one but looks to be a solid "lesser level" show.
We aren't usually fans of posters for the lesser shows but we did like this one which features the 3 main draws for the show as well as information on their match ups, including the mouth watering main event between Tsuyoshi Tameda and Mark Vincent Bernaldez. A solid but unexceptional poster.
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Early next week Japanese fans get the chance to see an "Excite Boxing" show which is based around former Japanese title challenger Nobuhisa Coronita Doi who seems set to retire in a few months., It's little shock that he then is fighter featured on the middle of the poster and is also the man who the "Retiring Age" comment on the poster is about, afterall he turns 37 in May.
As for the poster it's not a brilliant poster but it's one that does Doi a good service and is a tribute style poster. It's a bit different to most posters but we like it.
(Image courtesy if boxmob.jp)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.