On May 9th we get the next "Splendid Boxing" show from the Aioi Hall in Kariya City. As is typically the case with these show they aren't big shows, and there's little in terms of big name fighters, but the bouts are well matched and are expected to once again highlight the excitement that well match bouts in Central Japan can give us. Notably the poster does have some extra things going for it, including Hiroya Nojima in the main role, building on his fame from winning the 2020 All Japan Rookie of the year at Welterweight. They have used him well here, and know that he has some value as a local star.
Don't get us wrong, this isn't a great poster, but the team behind it have done really well given the lack of names on the show.
Back on April 14th 2013 fight fans in Aichi had the chance to see a small but noteworthy card. The headline here was Daiki Koide and other on the card included Kazuya and Ryosuke Maruki. The poster is a busy one, trying to sell the full show. It's not a great poster if we're being honest, but it is one trying to push as much as it can, knowing that it doesn't have a genuine star to sell the show on.
On March 29th in Kariya fight fans will be getting a Central Japan Rookie of the Year card, which will also feature the always fun to watch Ryosuke Maruki. The poster is trying to sell the show hard on Maruki, but does feature quite a nice design overall. It's nothing amazing, but we do like the colour scheme and the overall design isn't too bad.
On April 18th we'll see talented youngster Musashi Mori make his next defense of the WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight title, as he takes on Shingo Kawamura. The poster for the event, "Splendid Boxing in Kumamoto Vol 2", is a simple one and really serves the main event as being something special and something big. The under-card fighters are on the bottom of the poster, and although a simple design, it is an effective design. Basic but effective.
On November 24th we'll be getting the next Splendid Boxing card from the Aioi Hall. The poster continues to market around the normal Splendid Boxing theme but it's certainly not the most amazing of posters. It's simple, basic, and features a lot of fighters, but doesn't massively sell the show very well. It's not awful, but it's certainly not great.
On August 4th at the Aioi Hall we'll get the next Splendid Boxing Card, which will be focused on having the Central Japan Rookie of the Year finals. The poster is a simple design, but one with plenty of information on it, including the bout listing for the show as well as venue and times. It's simple but effective.
The next few months are expected to be hectic for Japanese fight fans, and the'rs already several shows under the "Splendid Boxing" banner arranged. One of those takes place at the end of March and boasts this rather packed poster. We'll be honest and suggest this is too packed to be an effective poster, and could have been better by being a little less cluttered if we're being honest.
On April 14th we see the next Splendid Boxing show, which will be headlined by the rematch between Musashi Mori and Richard Pumicpic, following their 2018 clash which ended following a headclash. As well as the main event the card will also feature Ginjiro Shigeoka and Seiya Tsutsumi, two very highly regarded prospects from the Watanabe gym. The poster sells hard on the main event, and makes Mori look like a star, which does great for fans perhaps not aware of him. It's not an amazing poster, but it certainly does a good job of painting the local youngster as something special.
We get a great bout in Japan on November 25th, as WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight champion Richard Pumicpic defends the title against Musashi Mori. The poster features the two men in the center of middle of the poster with the title between them. It's not an amazing design but it's a very solid one, that makes the bout look like it's something very special.
On July 15th fight fans at the Aioi Hall will get the chance to see one of Japan's brightest young prospects take a notable step up in class, with Musashi Mori taking on Allan Vallespin, on a card that also features 2017 Rookie of the Year runner up Arashi Iimi. The poster really pushes Mori as a star, making him the focal point of the poster, but featuring enough to show that it's not a 1-man card. A good poster that really does make a talented youngster look like a rising star.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.