On July 23rd Harada Gym will be putting on their next card, at the EDION Arena Osaka. The card, like many of of the shows from Harada Gym, isn't one which will get much attention out of Japan but it does feature two really notable match ups at the top of the card, wit Kyonosuke Kameda battling against Filipino puncher Jon Jon Estrada and the unbeaten Ryota Karimata facing off with the under-rated Shota Asami, along with some Rookie of the Year bouts. The poster does well on selling the even on the mix of notable bouts, and rookies. It's not an amazing poster, but it is somewhat eye catching, and uses darkness in the background really well to make the fighters themselves seem to "pop"
On November 13th we'll see Japanese Youth Featherweight champion Kyonosuke Kameda make his first defense, as he takes on Hiroki Hanabusa in an excellent match up. The poster sells the show hard on that main event, as well as the chief support bout featuring Shota Asami. It's a poster that looks rather basic, but it does the job it's supposed to do.
On June 5th Harada Boxing Gym will be putting on their next sure under the Fighting Beat Boxing series, this time with an excellent Japanese Youth Featherweight title bout between Tsubasa Narai and Kyonosuke Kameda. The poster is simple and promotes the show heavily on the back of that bout. It's simple but striking and it's clear that the promoters know what will sell here, and it's that match up. A good thing given the rest of the card looks to be very, very weak. The poster knows what it's trying to sell, and it sells it hard. A good job, even if the design is certainly nothing unique or new.
On November 28th we'll see the next show in Harada Boxing Gym's long running Fighting Beat Boxing series, and it's an interesting one. The headline bout on the card will see Kyonosuke Kameda take on Daiki Asai, in a solid looking 6 rounder, whilst Ayato Hiromoto will be up against Ryosuke Nasu in the chief support bout. The poster is a decent one, it makes things clean and simple, and doesn't do anything special. Maybe a little bit dull, but we've certainly seen a lot, lot worse.
On July 26th 2013 Japanese fight fans got one of the shows under the "Fighting Beat Boxing" series of shows, and this was, in all honesty, a weird one. The big standout asset on the poster is the monster, though sadly it feels like they don't do anything with this unique idea and instead...they plaster fighters over it. A real shame. Added to that is the huge amount of text and wasted space. A really poor poster.
On March 12th 2013 we got one of the Fighting Beat Boxing events. The poster for the show looks really different and eye catching, with the demon head really giving the poster a unique look. Sadly however the demon head aside the poster is rather poor. A shame they had something unique, slapped it on and then seemed to say that was job done, rather than building on it.
On April 20th Kosuke Saka and Joe Noynay will clash in the main event of the next Fighting Beat Boxing show, in a WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight title fight. Also on the show will be a 3 round exhibition between Tetsuya Hisada and Reiya Konishi. The poster is a basic one but a clear one and makes the main event look huge. A decent if unspectacular poster.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.