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!
On July 11th we'll be getting live action from Korea as we get a KBF Korea Super Bantamweight title bout between Dong Ho Geum and Joo Hyun Kim shown live on youtube! The card will feature 8 bouts alongside the main event though that's not something you'd be aware from the poster which really doesn't give us much information at all about the show, which was only confirmed a few short days ago. Despite the lack of details on the poster we do actually like the design!
After months without boxing in the Philippines it appears the sport has now got it's return set for later this months with a card set for July 31st. Not many detail are available of the show, which will promoted by Elorde at The Flash Ballroom Elorde Sports Center. The poster looks like a mess, with various fonts and an awful use of colour, but we're very glad that we do now have light at the end of the tunnel for Filipino boxing. In fairness we also quite like the main match up between Alvin Medura and Edison Berwela, despite how bad the bout looks on paper.
On August 8th we get a really decent card in Bucheon City, South Korea, under the auspices of the KBA. The main event will be a WBA Asia title fight between In Duck Seo and Jung Kyoung Lee, in what should be a fantastic bout, and the chief support bout will see Jong Seon Kang battle Seong Yeong Yang. The poster really does sell those two big bouts well, and then pads out the poster with the novices on the under-card. Nothing too original here, but a solid poster all the same.
On August 9th we'll see fans attending an event in Tokyo at the Arena Tachikawa. It's not the biggest of shows but is a fairly interesting card, headlined by Japanese ranked fighter Hizuki Saso. In total there are 6 bouts on this card, and although it's a low level action, at least for the most part, it should be great to see fans back at shows in the Japanese capital.
On August 14th fight fans in Kobe will be getting a show from Senrima Kobe Promotions. The card isn't one of their strongest but looking at it on paper it's a fairly busy show with 8 bouts pencilled it for the event. Those pencilled in for this show include the very talented Yuga Inoue and Ryosuke Nasu. The poster is busy but it does list the bouts and looks fairly solid for a rather basic local card.
On August 9th we'll see the next card from Green Tsuda, "Crash Boxing Vol 20 in Hirakata", which will be a pretty interesting card. The show features the likes of Ryota Yada, Takayuki Okumoto, Toshiki Shimomachi and Hiroki Hanabusa, with the latter two clashing in a Japanese Youth title fight. The poster sells hard on the bigger name fighters whilst keeping the typical design and vibe we see from the Crash Boxing posters. It's simple but it works.
On August 19th we'll be getting the next Kadoebi Show under their "Slugfest" banner, and it's a solid show on paper with a number of really good bouts, such as Ryota Yamauchi facing off with Satoru Todaka and Yuchiro Kasuya battling Masanori Rikishii. The poser breaks down the bouts smartly, with fighters on top or below their opponents, it's clean, it's modern. We like the design and we the card. A good poster for a good show.
On August 22nd we get the long awaited Hajjme No Ippo 30th Anniversary Tournament final, which was originally scheduled for May. The poster features not on a character from the Hajime No Ippo series, which the tournament was set up to celebrate, but also finalists Shingo Kusano and Daisuke Watanabe. It's a simple poster but an effective one and sells the fight, the tournament and the connection to one of the most popular fictional boxing properties. A very solid poster.
On September 8th we get the next show from Flash Akabane, under their regular "Over Heat Boxers Night" moniker. The card, like many planned, isn't a huge one, but it's a very solid one headlined by magician boxer Zirolian Riku. The poster has a rather strange look to it in some ways, almost looking like it's a poster that was originally made for a swimming pool, or maybe a Nirvana album cover, which has then had the boxers imposed on it. A weird design if we're being honest.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.