On April 2nd we'll be getting the next show from Flash Akabane and whilst not a huge one, by any stretch, it's one that's likely to provide some good entertainment at Korakuen Hall. Sadly the poster for it doesn't really sell the show. It's got a bout list on, which we usually like, but the art work and design is just a bit "meh" if you ask us. The event has no star to sell on, and as a result resorts to packing the poster with images of fighters, but falls short with a bit of a boring design.
On March 14th we see another Dangan affiliated card, as they work with Flash Akabane for the 93rd show in the Overheat Boxers Night series. The poster has a rather classy and elegant look to it, with a simple looking poster, almost like that of a music festival or something, listing the undercard acts but focusing on the main event. This a simply design, but one that clearly works. Although not being anything original or bright we like this on.
The folk at Flash Akabane put on their next show on September 20th as they continue their Over Heat Boxers Night shows. The card isn't a big one, but it does have a decent enough poster. It's nothing amazing, but it does it's job and looks pretty solid overall, despite not having a notable fighter to sell the show on.
On June 28th we get the next show in the Flash Akabane series of "Over Heat Boxers Night". The poster keeps the style we usually see with the Flash shows, but without a really recognisable fighter on the show the poster suffers with a lack of star power. It's well put together, for the most part, but was always going to struggle to get real interest in what is a low level domestic card.
The Overheat Boxer's Night series returns on March 22nd for the 89th show in the series and, if we're being honest, it may have one of the better posters from the series of shows. There's no huge name on the card, but the poster does do a good job of selling the show with an eye catching design. We like this one.
On December 10th in Tokyo fight fans get the next Overheat Boxers Night card, headlined by Akihiro Yamanaka facing off with Ryo Narizuka. The poster is a simple one, and one we're not really that excited by. We suspect the card will decent, for a domestic show, but the reality is that poster doesn't really inspire us to be excited about the fights.
On September 19th we get the next show in the Overheat Boxer's night series of card. The show isn't a particularly big one, nor is it one with big name fighters on it, but it does look like it could be a pretty interesting one with several well matched bouts on it. The poster for the card is a very simple one, with the bout list in the middle of it and with 6 of the most notable fighters on it. It's a poster that does well to sell the overall show, but it is a pretty week show in all honesty and the poster is limited by what it can actually use for the show.
On July 2nd fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get a small, but notable card, headlined by Takashi Inagaki battling against Yusuke Konno. The poster for the card is a simple one, but one that works well for the low key card that it's promoting.
On June 22nd fight fans in Japan will see a new national champion being crowned at Bantamweight, as Suguru Muranaka battles Yuta Saito for the vacant title. The match up is pretty much the only notable one on the card, and takes up almost the entire poster. It's a poster that makes the bout seem important and the show seem significantly. Not a perfect poster, but a solid one for a very weak card overall.
On March 23rd fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see the next Flash Akabane show. The card will feature former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Kenta Nakagawa as well as a very interesting match up between Daishi Nagata and Takashi Inagaki. If we're being honest the poster doesn't look like anything special. It does it's job in trying to sell the card, but it doesn't make the card seem like it's anything special, which is a little bit disappointing.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.