On October 15th we get the next show under the Victoriva Banner, which are a series of shows that are essentially all female events. This one is a particularly interesting one with a main event between Mika Iwakawa and Nanae Suzuki, who battle in a rematch for the Atomweight title and a chief support bout between former world champions Kayoko Ebata and Nao Ikeyama, who have a combined age of 97. The poster is an interesting one that makes the show look really important, using a lot of gold, and showing off multiple world titles over the main fighters. This is a really nice poster and one we genuinely like.
On March 18th we get the next show in the Victoriva series, which will be headlined by an IBF Atomweight title fight between Saemi Hanagata, the defending champion, and Eri Matsuda, a novice challenging for a world title in her fifth professional bout. The poster really sells the show on this title bout, with almost every dedicated to this bout, though the under-card is listed on the poster in tiny writing. This looks class, it makes the two fighters look really important and is a really good poster.
Last month we shared a poster for the upcoming Victoriva Vol 5 card which featured just Ayaka Miyao, who will be competing for the WBA Atomweight title on the card. Today we were sent a second poster for the show, which sells on the the fact that the card will feature not only the WBA Atomweight title fight with Miyao, but also an IBF Atomweight title fight, between Saemi Hanagata and Nao Ikeyama, but also a JBC Atomweight title fight, pitting Eri Matsuda against Mont Blanc Miki. The only fighter involved in a title fight but not on the poster is Miyao's opponent Monseratt Alcaron. Compared to the Miyao only poster we don't think this is quite as eye catching, but certainly sells the overall show better.
The Victoriva cards are some of the most interesting Japan, with the cards being showcases of female boxing. They aren't card which will get much attention from a mainstream western audience, but for what they are they provide a great chance for female fighters to shine. The next Victoriva card, set for for September 12th, will see Ayaka Miyao headlining the card and she really is the star of the poster, being featured by herself, in what is a rather peculiar choice. The card will feature two world title bouts, but this poster only features one of the fighters involved in those title bouts. With that in mind we wouldn't be surprised to see a revision done closer to fight night to sell the show, not just Miyao.
On March 13th we'll see a female card at the Korakuen Hall, headlined by a pair of female title fighters, including a JBC and OPBF Atomweight unification bout. The poster features the 4 main fighters, including OPBF Atomweight champion Eri Matsuda and OPBF/JBC female Bantamweight champion Miyo Yoshida. It's a simple design, but an effective one.
On November 20th we get the next in the Victoriva series of cards, which will be headlined by the third meeting Nao Ikeyama and Ayaka Miyao, who will be fighting for the WBA "interim" Atomweight title. The poster promotes the main event well, as well as a Japanese domestic title fight. It's a good poster for the show, and we can't really complain too much about it.
On August 20th we get the second Victoriva show from Dangan, with the "Victoriva" branding essentially taking over from the short "Dangan Ladies" series of shows. The poster features most of the notable fighters on the card, looks sharp and eye catching and despite being quite simple it looks important and significant. Even for a female show this looks like it's a card that fans should be watching. A well designed poster and one which will raise the appeal of the show.
On March 8th Japanese promoter Reason will be putting on a stacked female card with 6 title bouts, including two world title bouts featur Chaoz Minowa against Tenkai Tsunami and a contest between Kayoko Ebata and Korean veteran Ji Hyun Park. The poster does really well in selling how special the card is and how the female talent on the show is the appeal. It's a great idea and we do like the poster, even if it does seem like a rebranding of the "Dangan Ladies" series of shows.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.