Around 6 months after the last show under the banner WP Boxing returns this coming weekend, for a decent card featuring the likes of Adrian Lerasan and Apichet Petchmanee. The poster does look decent, for what is a lower level card, and whilst certainly nothing amazing it does doe a decent job at promoting the two main bouts from the show.
Earlier this week WP Boxing announced their latest show, set for May 1st, and it's going to be a double header. Sadly it's one that could, easily go under the radar, despite being shown on DAZN as well as Work Point. The main bout will see the touted Thananchai Charunphak take on under-rated Filipino Adrian Lerasan, in what has the potential to be a very special bout. The co-feature will Thai youngster's collide as Phanuwit Siriwong battles Danai Ngiabphukhiaw. Neither bout is huge. But both are shown to be significant fights on the poster, which does a good job to promote two low profile bouts. Although a small show don't get us wrong, these are two very good bouts and both promise a lot of excitement.
Yesterday WP Boxing announced their next show, set for March 13th, and released a poster in Thai (WP Boxing (March 13th 2021)) one thing we forgot to share at the time was the fact they had also released a poster in English for the international fans wanting to know more about the event. The poster is pretty much the same as the Thai poster, just with the Thai text replaced by English text. A simple change, but one that shows an awareness of the wider market the show is appealing to.
In mid-March we get the return of the WP Boxing series, and it's return to the DAZN platform, with what is a bumper card. It features not only Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, in a tune up bout against Kwanthai Siithmorseng, but also interesting bouts involving young regional champions Chainoi Worawut and Phongsaphon Panyakum, who will both be clashing with notable veterans. The poster for the event is really clear, with the three main bouts being being shown on it, along with the date and the channels that are showing the event, Workpoint in Thailand and DAZN globally. It's clear, it makes the star of the show look like a star and is a pretty solid poster. Nothing spectacular, but very solid.
On December 5th we get the next WP Boxing event and credit to the promoters here for doing what they can to make a solid show look even better. The poster sells the two main bouts as being solid contests, with one of those being the rematch between Apichet Petchmanee and Musheg Adoian and the other being the intriguing match up between Phongsaphon Panyakum and former world champion Kompayak Porpramook. The poster has the typical look of a WP Boxing poster, but dressed it up a little bit and makes the show look like it's something special. We'll admit it's a simple design, but it got us more hyped for a card that we were already really looking forward to.
One of the best things about boxing in Thailand over the last year or two have been the WP Boxing shows, but sadly a lot of their posters have been a samey. Here we get a more classic boxing for one of their bouts. The bout in question will see Pungluang Sor Singyu take on Amnat Ruenroeng, in a battle between two former world champions. The poster might not be an amazing one, but it's a solid one, and it does help to promote what is a very, very interesting matrch up.
On October 3rd we see the next WP Boxing event from the Work Point Studio in Bang Phun. The show features Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the main event as well as Apichet Petchmanee in a supporting bout. Overall the poster has a style similar to that of other WP Boxing events, though strange it does have a rather jarring line across it telling us about the title that Apichet will be defending. It would seemingly make more sense to not have the black banner there, and just have the writing over the background. A real oddity.
On August 1st we get the next WP Boxing event, and it's a pretty notable one, as it will be streamed in the UK, through Matchroom's Youtube, as well as through Work Point. This poster isn't the first one for the show, but is the first one to show what the under-card is. Not only is the main clearly advertised, an all Thai bout between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng, but the show will also feature Chainoi Worawut.
It's simple, it's basic, but it's the usual WP Boxing poster, and we look that they are keeping a level of consistency with these posters.
On August 1st we'll finally get the much delayed match up between former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng, who were scheduled to fight before boxing in Thailand got put on a significant hiatus due to the on going climate. The poster is simple, it does nothing special, but it doesn't need to, and if you look at the poster you get all the information that will make you tune in. It's simple, but very effective!
Earlier today WP Boxing confirmed that they would be back on July 25th for their first show in a long time! The card isn't the deepest we'll see from them but it's nice to see the series return! The main event will see with former world title challenger Nawaphon Kaikanha taking on Suradech Ruhasiri in the main event, for the WBC Asia Bantamweight title, whilst a supporting bout will have Phongsaphon Panyakum take on Sophon Klachun, in what could be a surprisingly competitive bout.
Nothing too special here, but we are so glad to see WP Boxing events back!
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