One of the final shows of 2013 is "The best of best" a world title double header promoted by Watanabe gym and a show that promises to leave 2013 with fireworks.
The show, televised by TV Tokyo features a number of recogniable names on the undercard including Mexico's Carlos Cuadras, former Japanese champion Ryoichi Taguchi, Filipino Ryan Bito, former world champion Kohei Kono and model-come-boxer Tomomi Takano.
Although the under-card has notable names on it most of the bouts are mismatches. The main events however are mouth watering affairs as Takashi Miura faces Dante Jardon in a WBC Super Featherweight title defense and Takashi Uchiyama takes on Daiki Kaneko in a WBA Super Featherweight title fight. Both of those bouts are really exciting contests and better yet, there is real hope the winners will collide in a 2014 super fight. Yes this is the sort of show that helps give us the future and is a fantastic way to end the year.
In terms of the poster it's hard to complain. It has the 4 main event fighters, it has the details and although it misses some under-card stuff, it's fair to say the main events here are what will excite fans.
Not many fighters, anywhere on the planet, have the chilling power of Takashi Uchiyama. The WBA Super Featherweight champion is nothing short of a destructive and vicious monster in the same vein as Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin and Adonis Stevenson.
Uchiyama looks for the 8th defense of his title as he takes on the former Japanese champion Daiki Kaneko. For many this is a mismatch though that says more about Uchiyama who for us is the top guy at 130lbs.
In regards to the poster, we'd be shocked if there isn't another one released before fight night on New Years Eve. The red font does show the danger of Uchiyama but it does look to be an "Uchiyama poster" as opposed to a fighter poster. We're expecting a following up to include not only Kaneko but also the secondary bout from the card which features WBC champion Takashi Miura and Dante Jordan.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.