On Juen 24th we get the next Kadoebi show, Slugfest 20, which is headlines by Ryota Yamauchi defending his WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight title against Yuta Nakayama. The main event takes a lot of the attention on the poster, and is worthy of attention as it should be a really solid bout, and the winner will be well in the mix for a world title bout. As well as the main event fighters, the poster also has images of fighters invovled in two of the support bouts and it's overall a solid poster. Nothing too artsy or original, but it works fine and it certainly draws attention to the main event. A solid but good basic effort.
On May 22nd and May 23rd Dangan are set to put on 3 shows in Sumida. The first of those is on the Saturday and is a joint promotion between Dangan and Kadoebi, dubbed Dangan 239 & Slugfest. The poster for the show is a simple yet busy one, with the 6 fighters involved in the shows 3 title fights taking center stage on the poster. It's nothing new or original but it's a poster that sells the show, and that is never a bad thing. Simple but very effective here.
On March 24th we'll get the next Kadoebi promoted show under their popular "Slugfest" banner, and it's a really notable card with a lost of solid and interesting names on it. These include the likes of the explosive Yoji Saito, former world title challenger Takuya Kogawa and the incredibly promising Seiya Tsutsumi. The poster is a really simple one, but one with a design that works. It has the Kadoebi promoted fighters at the top, and their opponents underneath them. It's not an amazingly artistic poster but it's a solid, simple, and effective design.
Earlier today saw the announcement of an April 28thh card set to take place in Japan as a joint promotion between Kadoebi, and their Slugfest banner, and Dangan. Although the full show wasn't announced the main event was, and a poster image was also released. The main event will see former IBF world champion Yukinori Oguni take on Shingo Wake, a in a rematch of a 2013 bout between the two men. The really sells on the two fighters in a basic, but striking and clear design. Nothing too amazing from an artistic point of view, but this just works. It's very simple, but very effective.
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.
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