This weekend's most interesting fight comes from Mexico as we get a Minimumweight unification bout between IBF champion Katsunari Takayama and WBO champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr. The fight might be in Mexico but it's not just the Mexican's that have published a poster and this is the Japanese poster released by Takayama's team in Japan. The poster really builds on the concept of Takayama trying to complete a "Grandslam", something very few fighters have accomplished.
We know it makes Rodriguez look like a secondary fighter for this card but we do like the poster and the way it looks at Takayama's history of winning other titles, a very nice idea. It's also very different to the Mexican poster which can be seen here.
(Image courtesy of http://nakazatoboxing.com)
It's not often that a Minimumweight title fight can be described as "special" but this weekend's unification bout between Katsunari Takayama and Francisco Rodriguez Jr certainly can be. It's so special in fact that it has had 2 posters created for it from different sides of he globe, one, this one, is a Mexican one put out by Zanfer Promociones.
The poster combines the fighters on one side with the time and venue on the other. Full of detail and it works so there is little to really complain about, though we do think it could be improved in some ways.
(Courtesy of Zanfer Promociones)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.