Recently we have began going back over some old posters, and whilst some are great some are less notable. Sometimes however it's more fun to look at the end rather than the poster and this is one such case. This was headlined by Mari Ando, who beat Nucharin Yoohanngoh, and others on the show included future world champions Kumiko Seeser Ikehara, Mika Iwakawa and Mako Yamada as well as future world title challenger Tamao Ozawa. The poster might be a bit basic but it sure did have a lot of talent on it and Yasushi Hirayama, the promoter, really did help female boxing in Japan with shows like this.
On April 14th fight fans in Kyoto will get the chance to see the next "To the Future", card. The show will be headlined by a clash of former world champions, with Nao Ikeyama taking on Yuko Kuroki. The card features several interesting female bouts, but the poster is a bit all over the place with a scattering of images. It's a mess if we're being honest.
Next month the KBS Hall in Kyoto will play host to the next "To the Future" show, headlined by 23 year old Yusuke Hiranuma battling against Takaaki Kanai. The poster for the card is a busy one, but in reality it works well for the level of show, trying to put as many fighters on it as possible to get extra attention for the card. It's not a mind blowing effort, but a decent enough one.
On July 29th in Kyoto fight fans will be able to see Nao Ikeyama defending the WBO Atomweight title as she takes on Mika Iwakawa, in their second meeting. The poster features the two main event fighters, as well as Tamao Ozawa, in prominent places. The poster is pretty simple but makes the aforementioned 3 ladies seem like they are significantly important. A relatively poor poster, but one that does try to highlight the most notable fighters involved in the show.
To end the month of Septmeber Japanese fight fans in Kyoto get a small card featuring numerous female fighters, such as former world title challenger Tamao Ozawa. The poster is a busy and active one, but there is a lot to like in it, and it's hard to complain about the promoter trying to get as many fighters on the poster as possible.
On May 14th fight fans in Kyoto will see Tamao Ozawa battle against former WBO female Minimumweight champion Su Yun Hong in a bout for the WBO female Light Flyweight title. The bout is the main event of a relatively small, but interesting, card. The main event is the main selling point of the show, with both fighters featured prominently on the poster, but it's not a great poster by any means
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.