At the end of 2012 Japanese fans were treat to a huge blow out to end the year, with world title shows on TV Tokyo and TBS. The TV Tokyo broadcast was under their "The Best of Best" banner and featured 3 world title bouts, with Yota Sato and Takashi Uchiyama defending their titles and Kohei Kono challenging for a world title. Despite the show name, and quality of fighters on the show the poster a little bit under whelming in our eyes. A shame given the show as a quality one.
One of two shows on December 31st this year takes place in Tokyo and is dubbed "The best of best". We won't pretend the show is the "The best" of the year, or even of the week, but it is certainly an interesting card with 3 world title bouts. They will see Takashi Uchiyama defending his WBA Super Featherweight title against Israel Perez, in what will be Uchiyama's 9th defence, Kohei Kono defending his WBA Super Flyweight title against Norberto Jimenez, in what will be Kono's first defence, and Ryoichi Taguchi attempting to claim the WBA Light Flyweight title from Alberto Rossel.
The poster was one we liked when it was first released and we still like it now even if it does look simple in terms of the colours used with just red, white and black. It's simple but effective, full of the basic information and in some ways looks really mood and interesting. We like it, a lot.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.