On January 21st we'll see the return of the Fresh Boy series of shows, almost 2 years after the last show under the banner. Sadly it's not a very big show, but it should be an interestingly one with a lot of novices in action as they look to begin their careers. The poster has a rather strange look to it, in our eyes, due to the extreme busy look in the middle and the space at the bottom, but it's certainly not a terrible poster, by any stretch.
In May 2013 we had another of the Fresh Boy 4 round shows. These posters always looked like a sticker book or something. It's not that they ae bad, but they don't suit a boxing poster in our eyes. Still it's great to see all 12 match ups getting equal attention. It's not bad per se, but we day say it fails to capture the mind. Still they do stand out compared to the competition and we can't complain too much at that.
The January 2013 version of the "Fresh Boy" was a show where all the bouts on the event were 4 round bouts, despite that we really like the poster, which gives us magazine vibes. There's nothing complicated or amazing here, but we do like it, a lot, and could easily see a magazine cover like the poster, in an attempt to sell the show. Nothing amazing, but one we really do like!
On February 20th fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see two former Japanese Middleweight champions. One of those will be Makoto Fuchigami, who takes part in his retirement ceremony ater a memorable and often exciting career, whilst the other will be Sanosuke Sasaki, who takes on Hisao Narita in a real must win. The poster for the show is a very packed and busy one, but one that does let fans see that there is a lot on the show.
On January 30th fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see a small, but notable, card at the Korakuen Hall. The card is certainly not the most attractive or star studded but it does promise a lot of competitive action, with 9 under card bouts and a brilliant main event between Hayato Kimura and Ryohei Takahashi. The two main event fighters are given the clear head billing on the card. The poster is a simple one but it's an effective one, selling a low level card relatively well.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.