The first, of many, major match ups this coming week is in Australia on Thursday as the hard hitting and always fun to watch Shuhei Tsuchiya takes on the equally entertaining Leonardo Zappavigna. The bout a genuine shoot out between the punchers, looks like one of those bouts that fans should just love.
Sadly despite the really attractive match up the fight doesn't seem to have had much of a poster created for it...in fact the one the kadoebi website, seen above, is frankly awful. Sure it has the two fighters and the venue but that's about all it has going for it.
One of the problems was that the bout was originally supposed to feature two regional titles. It later turned that only one of those titles would actually be on the line and instead of changing the poster it appears that the promoter has just decided to put a red cross through it. Another problem is that whilst this fight is great for us, it's actually only a side attraction on the show which features a domestic competition known as "Last man Standing", a play on the British "Prizefighter" competition.
It seems that this poster, the not very good one, may be the only one the show has.
(Poster courtesy of Kadoebi.com)
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.