On June 6th we get the next show from Taisei Promotions, who are are set to give us a title double header from the EDION Arena Osaka. The main bouts will see Riku Kano and Yuki Nonaka defending their WBO Asia Pacific titles at Light Flyweight and Middleweight respectively. Sadly whilst those two main bouts are worthy of attention the poster looks far, far, far too busy and almost like they are trying to put too much on it, rather than allowing the main bouts to breath. The show is set to have 7 bouts on it, and some how they have managed to put all 14 fighters on the poster. A bit overkill for our liking, when the two main bouts would have sold the event well by themselves.
On November 23rd we get the next in the "From Mita to the World" shows promoted by Taisei Marumoto. On paper this is among the most notable of the series, with a former world champion and 3 former world title challengers on the card, in what is a bumper show for fans in Hyogo. The main event will see Riku Kano battle Ryoki Hirai for a WBO regional title, whilst the supporting bouts include Sho Ishida facing off with Toshiya Ishii and former world champion Katsunari Takayama battling Reiya Konishi. It's a bumper card, with a busy poster, but a smartly made one, with the bigger name draws in the center, in key positions. A very good show, with a solid poster.
On November 17th we get the next "Mita to the World" card, headlined by former world title challenger Riku Kano. The poster is a really nice one, it's clean, clear and makes it obvious that 3 bouts are significantly more important than the under-card fighters. This is a simple, but very, very effective.
The Taisei Gym are well known for their push of young talent, and that is being shown again on May 5th when they do a title triple header, featuring a couple of Japanese Youth title fights and a WBC World Youth title fight. The poster not only celebrates the gold on the show, but also the fighters, with Riku Kano taking the headline place on the poster. It's a simple but effective poster, for what should be a really good card.
On December 2nd fight fans in Sanda will get the chance to see a notable card, featuring Japanese youth title fights at Featherweight and Flyweight and the ring return of Riku Kano following his loss earlier this year to Shin Ono. The poster is a busy one, but an effective one with the fighters on the show featured on the poster. It's simple, but effective.
On April 29th Taisei Promotions put on their nextshow, featuring Riku Kano in the main event, and a really interesting support bout between Hibiki Jogo and Yoshihiro Utsumi. The poster for the show sells the cafd heavily on Kano, but does feature a number of other man aswell as the bout list, in what is a pretty strong yet basic poster design.
On November 5th Japanese fight fans in Sanda will be able to get a really interesting card featuring a number of young Japanese hopefuls. Those hopefuls include Riku Kano, Futa Akizuki and Kazusa Arai, who is making his Japanese debut. The poster is a clear one with the ;ead fighters very clearly visible and whilst it's nothing special it's a design that works.
On May 5th the Taisei gym will be putting on their next show, headlined by a match up between former world title challengers Riku Kano and Jerry Tomogdan, who will be fighting for the WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight title. The undercard features a number of Taisei fighters in what looks to be a solid looking show. The poster sells heavily on the main event but also features 5 of the fighters from the under-card, It's a nice design and although simplistic we do like it.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.