The big highlight of this coming week in the boxing world is on Wednesday as the Castle Hall in Osaka plays host to a world title double header.
The show's first world title fight will feature former 2-weight world champion Hozumi Hasegawa who will be attempting to become Japan's second ever 3-weight world champion as he battles Kiko Martinez for the IBF Super Bantamweight title. Following the Hasegawa/Martinez bout we then get to see Japanese MVP and current WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka taking on Belgium's Stephane Jamoye.
Although there are other bouts on the show the poster is dedicated to these two fighters who are easily the draws for the show which is pretty much a sell out.
Whilst the poster is focused on the two world title bouts, which was always going to be the case, the background is also striking. It's gold, looks classy and makes you think that this show is important, which it is. It's not the best poster but it is one that looks like it's for a high quality show.
(Courtesy of boxmob.jp)
Although we think the best card of this coming weekend is the "Triple Header" card set to take place in Texas on Saturday, it is given a bit of a run for it's money as Teiken put on their own excellent show.
Headlined by Shinsuke Yamanaka defending his WBC Bantamweight title against Alberto Guevara the card also features three former world champions with Jorge Linares, Roman Gonzalez and Takahiro Ao all appearing on the WOWOW televised card.
Originally the card had Linares lined up to fight Cuban Richar Abril for the WBA Lightweight title making this a world title double header. Unfortunately Abril got injured leaving Linares fighting Francisco Contreras.
In terms of the poster it unfortunately still makes Linares look like he's the big draw. Sadly this appears to have been due to the late pull out of Abril, though the very tiny parts of the poster devoted to Gonzalez and Ao is a bit disappointing considering their quality and status.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.