On April 24th Okinawa gets one of, if not it's, biggest show of 2021 as Daigo Higa defends the WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title against Ryosuke Nishida, at the local Convention Center. The poster looks like a very, very basic one, but highlights how big the main event is. From the entire show only 2 under-card fighters are even show on the poster. In some cases we want to see more of the under-card, but here it's clear Higa is the star attraction and the poster has done well in highlighting him and his match up. A solid poster for the show at hand.
With just over 2 weeks to go we finally got the poster for the December 31st blockbuster in Tokyo , is the 5th show under the "SANKYO Presents LIFETIME BOXING FIGHTS" series.
The event is headlined by the hugely anticipated WBO Super Flyweight clash between Kazuto Ioka and Kosei Tanaka, and will also feature a mouth watering support bout between Yuki Strong Kobayashi and Daigo Higa. All 4 men are on the poster in front of what is, essentially a Japanese flag. The colour scheme is very simple, but yet it is a striking sign of what this card is about. Japan. It's simple, it's effective and it's all about Japanese fighters.
On October 26th we'll get an interesting card from Dangan, in association with Ambition Gym, headlined by Daigo Higa battling against Seiya Tsutsumi. The poster for the show sells hard on the main event, but also on the chief support bout, which will see Ryuto Owan take on Tomoya Kishine. It's a simple poster, but it's one that works to it's strengths.
On New Year's Eve TBS host one of their traditional end of year cards, headlined by Japanese star Kazuto Ioka, who defends his WBO Super Flyweight title against mandatory challenger Jeyvier Cintron. That bout is on of 3 world title bouts on the card, with WBO Flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka defending his title against Chinese challenger Wulan Tuolehazi and WBO female Super Flyweight champion Miyo Yoshida defending her title against Li Ping Shi. The poster is a pretty uninspired given the quality of the show, and it's a real shame that the poster didn't match up to the quality of the show.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.