The biggest fight in Asia this Friday comes from China where fans will get the chance to see Chinese fighter Ma Yi Ming battle against popular Australian based Filipino Randy Petalcorin. Petalcorin is the WBA "interim" Flyweight champion coming into this bout and the clear favourite though with the Beijing crowd behind the challenger this could be a very interesting test for the young "champion".
The poster is a very basic one but also an effective one which is selling a title match up between two fighters. There's nothing too unique or different here but it's a tried and tested look that has proven to be a success in the past.
On Tuesday Chinese fans get a treat as some of their own fighters are involved in title action in Shanghai. The show, dubbed "Fist of Power II" will be headlined by the heavy handed Ik Yang and promises to be an entertaining day of action.
The poster builds on the "Fist of Power" brand well with the name and iconology being similar to the original fist of power card, which also featured Yang. As well as Yang the card will feature other local talent, including Ma Yi Ming, and it seems clear that the promoters behind these shows are trying to build on the likes of Yang as a local fighter. With his style that might just work in making future "Fist of Power" shows a success.
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Top Rank continued their Asian assault earlier today with First of Power. Sadly we struggled to get an image of the poster before the show though thankfully we have one now!
The poster is interesting without being great. The top part of the poster features a number of fighters from the show, notably Ik Yang, the centre of the poster features the name of the show, the venue and rapper "MC Hotdog". The bottom of the poster has various details from the show and some QR codes.
On the whole we think the poster is actually more impressive than the show was, at least on paper and we like the gold central writing. It makes the show look significant and important. Very interesting poster if you ask us.
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Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.