On March 27th we get the next show under the Green Dream banner. Sadly the show, which we do expect to be a good one like most in the Green Dream series, has a very under whelming poster. The show is pushing hard on the main event, between Tom Mizokoshi and Ryuya Nihei, sadly though the rest of the card is really over-looked on the poster, with only a little bit of attention on any under-card bouts... which makes the poster seem very empty and like it has far too much space on it. A very under-whelming effort if we're being totally honest, and that's a shame.
Later this month we get a Japanese Youth Super Bantamweight title fight between Tom Mizokoshi and Haruki Ishikawa. The bout was, originally, supposed to be the co-feature of the Midori promoter Green Dream Vol 15. Sadly the planned main event for the show had to be cancelled, leading to the Youth title bout becoming the new main event. As a result Midori have released this revised poster, really selling the new main event of the show. It's a simple change but an effective one.
Every so often we get a poster that we really, really like and today we got send one such poster for Green Dream Vol 15, which is set to take place on June 27th. The show will be headlined by the debut of Mitsuro Tajima, who takes on Japanese Heavyweight champion Ryu Ueda and will also feature a Japanese Youth title fight between Tom Mizokoshi and Haruki Ishikawa. We really like this one, and the vibe that it gives off, even if the design it's self isn't too exotic. It's logical with a bit of style, and it brilliant handiwork of Manabu “Macho" Murakami, who has done a great job of making Tajima feel like a star ahead of his debut,
On March 24th we'll get the next show from Midori promotions, which will feature a very good looking Japanese Youth Super Bantamweight title fight, as Tom Mizokoshi and Satoru Hoshiba meet in the ring for the second time. The poster design keeps keeps a similar look to most Green Dream shows, and features the fighters in the main event as well as the title they will be fighting for. It's a simple design, but we do genuinely like this one.
On December 26th we get the next Green Dream show thanks to Midori. The poster is a strange one. We love the smoky background, and the colours used, but the black and white fighter images, added to the over-use of text really does make us feel like the poster could have been better than it is. They have got the star of the show, Masamichi Yabuki, in the center of the poster but that can't save it from being a disappointing design.
On November 1st in Kariya we'll see touted Japanese Lightweight hopeful Masanori Rikiishi return to the ring for his 10th professional bout. Although not a huge name he is building a notable following in his homeland and is clearly being pushed as the new face of the Green Gym. Here he's being used as a star to sell the next Green Dream show. The poster isn't anything too unique, but the confidence they have in Rikiishi is great. A simple but solid poster.
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.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.