On July 18th fight fans in Aichi get a show under the "Forever Challenge" banner, and it's one with some solid Japanese names on it, including Ryosuke Maruki and Kohei Oba. The poster looks very old school, a little like it's been made on the cheap, but we genuinely like it. To us this is a throw back poster, and we like it!
This coming Sunday Japanese attention turns to Aichi for a small but notable card headlined by a pair of rematches. The poster for the card is simple with the matches shown, but effective, at least if you can read Japanese.
One of the multitude of shows this Sunday in Japan is a "Forever Challenger" card which features 10 bouts in total. Whilst the bouts aren't huge they are generally well matched and competitive looking on paper suggesting that the show will be interesting even if it's not the highest profile.
This coming Sunday sees an interesting card in Japan headlined by Ryosuke Maruki, who is supposedly defending his WBC Youth title title against John Ruba.
The poster for the show is a packed one with a lot going on, but one that does look overly busy and, unfortunately, rather unprofessional
On April 29th Japanese fans get a low level card headlined by a very interesting international rematch between Japanese youngster Ryosuke Maruki and Thailand's Petchsuriya Singwancha. The two men, who traded blows in a very competitive match up last year, will be expected to put in a show again here as they tussle for the WBC Youth Light Middleweight title.
From what under-stand there was 2 posters released for this show. On the right we have one that was on Thairec and shows the two fighters in front if an exciting background with some Japanese text and the date of the show. On the left we have the Japanese poster with the name of the show and the full card line up. Of the two we prefer the Thairec one which seems more energetic than the other one, which seems too busy if we're being honest. Neither is "bad" but one certainly seems more appealing than the other.
(Images courtesy of boxmob.jp and Thairec.com)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.