On June 22nd Flash Akabane will be putting on their 100th show under the Over Heat Boxer's Night series, with an event at Korakuen Hall. The card is headlined by an OPBF female Bantamweight title fight, between Makoto Kikuchi and Marina Sayama, with several other notable fighters on the show, including former world champion Yunoka Furukawa. The poster is a hugely busy one, and despite a lot going on it does look like the event is something special, and for such a busy poster to be so coherent is an impressive feat. Well done to those behind this one.
Later this year we'll see Flash Akabane reach a milestone for their long running Over Heat Boxers Night series, which will hit 100 shows. On March 28th we take a step towards that with the 99th show in the series, which will be headlined by Jirolian Riku taking on Yuichiro Kasuya, in a very nice looking match up. The poster for the event really sells on that main event, and makes that bout look huge, despite the fact it is essentially just a solid domestic bout. The undercard fighters get to show their heads on the poster in what is a solid poster, for a low key domestic show.
July 18th 2013 saw the 64th show under the "Over Heat Boxer's Night" series and we'll admit it, we bloody love this idea. The colours, the the the lines, the entire background is fantastic. We'll admit the foreground doesn't match up in terms of awesomeness but if we saw this poster whilst walking around we would instantly be interested in the event at hand. A damn good poster!
On November 21st in Japan we'll get a really interesting card under the Dangan and Over Heat Boxers Night series of shows. The main event will see Rikki Naito defending the OPBF Light Welterweight title against Yusuke Konno, with others on the card including Yoshimitsu Kimura, Shuma Nakazato, Suzumi Takayama, Hiroto Yashiro and Ryoichi Tamura. The poster is a packed one, almost too packed, but the card is full of quality bouts and action.
Here we have a bit of an oddity for a poster. The 63rd version of Flash Akabane's Over Heat Boxer's Night series sold the event heavily on Yuzo Kiyota's involvement. Sadly however Kiyota would cancel his bout, which was set to be an OPBF title defense against Arnel Tinampay, meaning the big selling point of the show didn't take place. Despite that the card it's self was a decent one, featuring the likes of Suguru Muranaka, Yoshitomo Watanabe and Ryuichi Funai. As a poster it's a decent, if basic, poster. But given the show that it ended up promoting, this is a weird one..
On September 8th we get the next show from Flash Akabane, under their regular "Over Heat Boxers Night" moniker. The card, like many planned, isn't a huge one, but it's a very solid one headlined by magician boxer Zirolian Riku. The poster has a rather strange look to it in some ways, almost looking like it's a poster that was originally made for a swimming pool, or maybe a Nirvana album cover, which has then had the boxers imposed on it. A weird design if we're being honest.
On December 11th we get the next show in the Over Heat Boxers Night series from Flash Akabane. The poster for the show is nothing original, but we do like the nice, big, clear images they are using. Nothing unique about the design, but it's a fairly strong overall look on the poster.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.