On August 4th former world champion Hideki Todaka will put on the latest show in his long running The Greatest Boxing series. The show, like many in the series, doesn't have a major name involved in it, but instead focuses on match ups that should provide competitive and exciting action, which has been a staple of the series. The poster looks to showcase all the fighters on the card and whilst it's not selling the show on any single fighter it does do a good job in selling the event as an exciting boxing card with a lot of action on it.
To kick off the month of April former world champion Hideki Todaka promotes the 40th show under his "The Greatest Boxing" banner. Whilst the shows are never "the greatest", they do, consistently, over deliver and that's likely to be the case here in a show headline by Jin Minamide taking on Takeshi Takehara. The poster cleverly sells the show not on the main event, but on the quantity of the bouts on the event, and it's something that has worked with these shows in the past. It's a poster that does really well in promoting the event for what it is, a busy and bustling domestic card.
On December 3rd we get the next show in the "The Greatest Boxing" line of shows, as Jin Minamide takes on Kiyohei Endo in a criminally under-rated main event. The card is set to feature 7 bouts in total, and whilst none of them are huge, they are well matched, and as is typical with this series of shows, the show is likely to over-deliver. The poster is a simple one, with 10 of the 14 fighters on it, but it works and it's building around the recognisable branding of the line of shows.
On August 4th we get the next show from Hideki Todaka, under his "The Greatest Boxing" banner. The show is certainly not a special show, by any stretch, but as is typical with the shows under this banner, the match ups look like they should be good and the poster does it's best to show the fights that are on it. A decent, if somewhat over busy, effort here.
On April 1st we get a joint promoted show from Korakuen Hall, under both the The Greatest Boxing series and the Hopeful Fight series of events. The poster, tries to merge the two designs and although not a perfect fit or design it's certainly a solid overall effort, albeit, perhaps a bit too busy for us. We like a lot of those, though feel there is too much text and the background is a bit too crowded. Still a nice effort, and we've certainly seen a lot worse.
On December 8th at Korakuen Hall we get the next show in "The Greatest Boxing" series. The show, headlined by former world title challenger Shin Ono isn't the deepest or best card, though we do need to admit that we actually do like this poster which appears bright and eye catching. Sadly though the show it's self isn't likely to be as good as the poster suggests.
On August 9th 2013 fight fans in Japan saw the then Japanese Super Bantamweight champion Hidenori Otake defending his title against Yukonori Hisanaga. The poster for the show sells hard on the main event with the under-card essentially packing up the bottom part of the card. It's rather funny that the two series of this show, "Golden Child Boxing", and "The Greatest Boxing", are so far apart on where they are on the poster, making it feel like two events in one.
The Greatest Boxing Series of shows has never been one of the most amazing series out there but they have had some decent bouts and some interesting shows. Here, for their 15th edition in 2013, they give us a poster we both like and dislike...at the same time. We absolutely love the top half of the poster, and it gives off genuine premium quality vibes. A solid look and it sells the show well, despite not having a true star on it. Then we see the bottom half of the poster and it leaves us really underwhelmed. It's a weird one that does something exciting and terrible and mixes it to give us an okay-ish poster.
We're not fans of over-crowded posters and here we get a very, very over-crowded one with far too many people on it. We understand the need to pack the poster, given there is no big draw fighter, but this feels too over-done and a big of a mess as a result.
On April 12th action returns to the Korakuen Hall for the next "Greatest Boxing" show. The card will be headlined by Koki Koshikawa and feature a number of pretty interesting bouts, even if none are massive. The poster looks a packed on, and although not anything special it is pretty interesting, almost like a video game cover from the 1990's or something.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.