The Ioka gym will be promoting their next card on a packed April 21th. Unlike many Ioka card there isn't a title fight on the show but there are some interesting fighters, with the unbeaten Masayoshi Hashizume battling Jayar Estremos and former world title challenger Sho Ishida taking on talented youngster Ikuro Sadatsune. The poster is a simple one, but it is a pretty good, basic one. Nothing amazing, but pretty solidly put together.
On November 11th Japanese fans get a choice of cards, but the best of the bunch is in Kobe where fight fans get 4 OPBF title fights in what is a real bumper card. The poster features 3 of the defending champions, Takahiro Yamamoto, Shun Kubo and Masayoshi Nakatani, as well as one of the challenger, Ryuya Yamanaka. The poster is eye catching, sells the show on it's key selling point and looks rather smart. It's not amazingly artistic but it's a good, solid, boxing poster.
This coming Sunday is a hectic day in Japan with a number of shows, the most notable of which is "The Heat", from Osaka, The card is headlined by a pair of title fights with Sho Ishida and Masayoshi Nakatani defending their Japanese Super Flyweight and OPBF Lightweight titles respectively, and also feature future world title challenger Kei Takenaka. The poster is a busy one with the key fighters on it, but also a solid one with a lot of key details.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.