Gifu is, sadly, not a hotbed of boxing activity, and shows there are few and far between. In December 2012 there was a rather small card at the Industrial Hall in the City. The card was headlined by Futoshi Usami, and to be honest little about the card was notable. Despite the low quality show credit goes to whoever put the poster together and made it look like the headline fighter was a big deal. This was a poor show, with a decent poster. They didn't have much to work with and they certainly over-delivered.
On April 28th we get the next Yokozeki Soul Fighters show. It's not set to be anything amazing, but it should be a good card for those in Gifu, with the main event between Ruito Saeki and Shingo Kawamura being a very attractive match up. The poster is a really basic one, which tries to make Saeki look like a big deal, but it's not hugely successful.
OnNovember 19th fight fans in Gifu get the next Yokozeki Soul Fighters show. The card will be headlined by local hopeful Ruito Saeki, who faces off with Thai Bantamweight champion Rungniran Korat Sport School. The card isn't a big one, but we do rather like the poster for the show, and it does seem to be a card focused on building the next generation of fighters from Gifu, which is always a good thing.
To end the crazy month of April Japanese fight fans in Gifu will get to see local hopeful Genki Hanai return to action, his first fight since being stopped late last year by Tatsuya Fukuhara. Hanai is understandably the focal point of the poster,but the poster does show a lot of other stuff going on and is a busy poster, despite having a clear focus.
One of the Japanese shows this coming Saturdays will see Yokozeki putting their star prospect, Genki Hanai, in the ring in what is likely to be his final bout before a title bout.
The poster for the show features 3 fighters, including Hanai, as well as the details regarding the show. It's a simple poster and an effective one even if it's not likely to sell to a wider audience than just the local fans in Gifu.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.