On December 14th we get the next show in the Slugfest series of events from Kadoebi. The card is head by a triple title unification bout between Ryoji Fukunaga and Kenta Nakagawa, who will look to unify the JBC, OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight titles, with a chief support bout between Hiroki Okada and Izuki Tomioka. The poster for the show sells the event on those two bouts, and we really like this poster, it looks premium, it makes the main event fighters look huge, it's clear, and well designed. A genuinely good poster for a very, very good show!
On October 14th we get the next show from Kadoebi Promotions who put on the latest in their Slugfest series, which we believe will the 15th show in the series though the numbering seems to have vanished from the poster. The main bouts will feature the fun but vulnerable Kazuki Saito and the hard hitting, but crude, Yoji Saito each battling in must win bouts at domestic level. Kazuki Saito will be up against Tatsuya Yanagi whilst Koji Saito will be taking on Masashi Wakita, in what has the potential to be a war. The poster sells the show on those two main bouts really well and has a nice, clean look to it. Nothing too original, or complex here, but still a poster that's easy on the eye and actually makes sense.
On August 19th we'll be getting the next Kadoebi Show under their "Slugfest" banner, and it's a solid show on paper with a number of really good bouts, such as Ryota Yamauchi facing off with Satoru Todaka and Yuchiro Kasuya battling Masanori Rikishii. The poser breaks down the bouts smartly, with fighters on top or below their opponents, it's clean, it's modern. We like the design and we the card. A good poster for a good show.
On March 27th we get the next card in the Kadoebi promoted "Slugest series. This show, which is just 8 round bouts, will be headlined by the Japanese ring return of Hiroki Okada, who has fought his last 3 bouts in the US. The poster not only features Okada in a prominent place but also other notable fighters, such as Akinori Watanabe, Takuya Kogawa and Cristiano Aoqui. The overall design is a busy one, but it's also a clear one, with a lot on it, but pretty much everything is clear, rather than over-crowded. A solid overall design.
The next Kadoebi card under their "Slugfest" banner comes on February 14th and will see Kadoebi fighter Ryoji Fukunaga take on WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight champion Froilan Saludar in the main event, and also feature a number of notable youngsters through the card. The poster really is a nice, clean decision, even the Slugfest logo, which has sometimes been a bit in your face, is nicely tucked in the corner. A very good poster, for an interesting show.
On December 16th OPBF Light Middleweight champion Akinori Watanabe will defend his title in the headline bout of the next Slugfest branded card. The poster for the show features Watanabe, along with what is essentially a bout listing for the show. It's a basic poster, but one that really does push Watanabe as a star. Basic but effective.
On October 21st fight fans in Tokyo will get a rather intriguing card feature a WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight title bout, between Yusuke Sakashita and Naoki Mochizuki and a Japanese title eliminator between Cristiano Aoqui and Daishi Nagata, as well as bouts featuring the likes of Kyotaro Fujimoto. The poster is a good, clean, sharp one. A solid effort.
On August 23rd Kadoebi put on the next Slugfest card, and it's a bit of a doozy, with a main event between OPBF Flyweight champion Jayr Raquinel and former world title champion Takuya Kogawa and a supporting bout between Alphoe Dagayloan and Ryota Yamauchi. The poster really sells those two bouts and although the the under-card isn't as good, those bouts are brilliant and are well worthy of the attention the poster gives them.
On May 8th Kadoebi will be putting on a pretty notable card featuring several notable fighters. The card will be headlined by former IBF Super Bantamweight champion Yukinori Oguni, with supporting bouts from former Japanese and OPBF champion Takuya Kogawa and former Japanese champion Takenori Ohashi. It's those 3 men that are on the poster in what looks like a simple but effective design that clearly sells on it's champions.
On December 1st in Tokyo we get the next show from Kadoebi, and the next in the Dynamic Glove shows. The main event will see Japanese Light Welterweight champion Valentine Hosokawa defending his title against Takashi Inagaki whilst the supporting bouts will include the return of former world champion Yukinori Oguni. It's a simple poster, but one that works well for this show and matches up with previous "Slugfest" posters.