It's hard to think of a show that has been delayed as many times this year as Green Dream Vol 11, which has not only been delayed, several times, but also seen it's main event change due to a fighter planned for the original card retiring. Despite the problems the show has gone through we are still set for a mouth watering main event as Masamichi Yabuki takes on Tsuyoshi Sato for the Japanese Light Flyweight title. The poster sells the entire event on the main event and to be fair, it's a great bout worthy of real interest.
March 15th will see the next Green Dream show, and will see Japanese Light Flyweight champion Yuto Takahashi defending his title, for the first time, as he takes on mandatory challenger Masamichi Yabuki in a contest for the Champion Carnival. The poster doesn't really tell us anything else about the card, but yet still looks exciting, and clearly sells the show on the excellent main event. This is simply, but very solid.
On December 15th we get the next Green Dream show, and it is a really interesting one, with a Japanese title bout, a Japanese title eliminator and the return to the ring of a former world title challenger. On paper the card isn't an amazing one, as such, but is certainly one that will get a lot of attention, and deserves it. The poster isn't amazing, but will certainly help get the show attention from fans in Japan.
On September 15th we get the next Green Dream card, headlined by Masanori Rikiishi and the world ranked Freddy Fonseca. Also on the card is the always fun to watch Masamichi Yabuki. The poster is simply but eye catching and plays on the danger of the main event, with the take line "Challenge to the Unknown". A good, if not great, poster.
On March 17th we get the next Green Dream show, which has a number of interesting fights on it. Whilst we do like the show, we do wonder why the poster for it lacks colour. This would have been much much eye catching with colour, and we're sort of hoping a colour version will be revealed in the coming days.
On December 2nd fight fans in Aichi will get the chance to see the next Green Dream show, headlined by Masamori Rikiishi taking on Genki Maeda. The card isn't a big one, but it should be a solid one for fans in the region and does look like it has several interesting and competitive domestic bouts on it. The poster is sadly underwhelming, with a design that seems like it had good intentions, but just failed to deliver what it could have.
On April 30th Midori promotions ut on their next show, and it's pretty interesting one. It's headlined by a Heavyweight contest between Kotatsu Takehara and Yamato Fujinaka and will also feature former Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka taking on the insanely hard matched Masanori Rikiishi. The poster is a pretty basic one, which is a shame, but could have been a lot worse given. We feel the poster should have made a bigger fuss about the two man bouts, but that's just us.
December 3rd is set to be a busy day in Japanese boxing circles. One of cards is the next Midori Gym show, in Aihci, and will feature the likes of Ryosuke Maruki and Kotatsu Takehara in the main bouts. The card is a low key one, but does feature a nice mix of local on international fighters and should have some exciting moments. The poster is a simple one but sells not only on the main bouts but also an advertised appearance from Koki Kameda, helping to promote the card that little bit more.
On June 11th fight fans in Aichi will see the Maruki brothers, Kazuki and Ryosuke, will headline a small but notable card. The poster is an interesting one, clearly selling on the brothers, and has a nice back ground, but at the end of the day it's nothing we haven't seen before.
Japanese fans have a variety of shows this coming weekend, one of which is in Nagoya and is promoted by Green promotions, who have used gone with "Green Dreams" as their show title. The card isn't a huge profile one but does have some interesting match ups and the poster does try to advertise those bouts whilst also keeping a green theme. It's rather a poor poster if we're being honest.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.