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.
On December 12th fight fans in Tokyo will see a deep domestic card, headlined by local prospect Koki Koshikawa taking on former OPBF Light Middleweight champion Ratchasi Sithsaithong. The poster is a packed and busy one, and whilst it's not a bad one, it certainly feels a bit over busy, sadly. It works, but could have been made less busy.
On August 10th fight fans in Tokyo will be able to see Masanori Rikiishi return to action for the first time since his ill-fated bout with Kosuke Saka, the 2-1 Japanese prospect will headline a card which features several other notable fighters domestic fighters. Sadly the poster for the show is a less than great one, that looks overly cramped at the top second and includes too much, too spread out, in the bottom part. A prretty disappointing effort in our eyes.
On April 10th fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see "The Greatest Boxing Vol 30", promoted by Hideki Todaka. The show isn't a big one, but should be an interesting one with a number of notable fighters on the card. The poster is a really fun one and looks like a cover for a party record or something. It might not be a show that lives up to it's name, but it is a really good poster, and very different to many that we see, even from the same family of shows.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.