On February 21st we'll get the final of the 67th All Japan Rookie of the Year, which was originally planned for December 2020 but got delayed due to the on going pandemic. The poster for the final is a really simple but clear poster, showing all the bouts, the fighters names, the length of bout, the division they are fighting in and some basic personal details. Very basic, but god does it work here! A solid poster and a design we genuinely would like to see more of for similar types of lower level tournaments.
On November 10th we get the West Japan Rookie of the Year finals, and the poster is a pretty simple and basic one, listing the fights and little else. It's basic, but it makes sense for the show on offer, as this show would look crazy with a poster featuring all the men involved.
One of the very best things about Japanese boxing is the national Rookie of the Year tournament. The tournament is the biggest professional boxing tournament and although none of the fighters who enter it enter as big names they can really launch their career by winning the tournament.
The poster for this years tournament gives a glimpse of just how big the tournament is by including a lot of brackets that show how the "East" part of the tournament progresses. The sheer size of the competition, which features only rookies, is by far the largest competition in the sport and is a concept we'd love to see other countries take on, though unfortunately it seems that other countries have too many political issues to ever make something like this work.
(Courtesy of http://www.kadoebi.com/)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.