Mugen Idomu Vol 18
On October 2nd former world champion Akinobu Hiranaka will be promoting the next show under his Hiranaka Boxing School banner. The event will be headlined by Hikaru Fukunaga taking on former Nigerian Super Featherweight champion Ridwan Oyekola. The poster sells the event not just with that main event, but also the undercards fighters and the Mugen Idomu identity. It's a solid, coherent poster, even if it doesn't really stand out, it looks like a boing poster and it does a good job at promoting a low level Japanese show.
Dynamic Glove 617th
The next Teiken show will take place on October 1st and it's a really interesting one under the Dynamic Glove banner. The card is headlined by a Japanese title eliminator, between Yamato Hara and Yuna Hara, and features a host of top Teiken prospects, including Kenji Fujita, Mikito Nakano, Reo Saito and Subaru Murata, among others. The posters the event hard on the main event, and it works, though we would have loved to have seen more of the prospects being shown on the poster as well.
Over Heat Boxers Night 101
At the end of September we get the next show in the long running Over Heat Boxer's Night series. The card is very much one filled with novices and rookies and the card won't sell on any specific fighter. As a result the people behind the poster have filled the promotional poster with as many fighters as they can, rather than focus on one in particular, and we can't help but feel they have done the best with what's on offer here. It's busy, and maybe a little over-crowded, but it does stand out and it does catch the eye.
On September 25th Yamaguchi Tsuchiura Promotions will be promoting a very, very low key card in Tsukuba. The card is full of debutants and in many ways the poster shows the lack of profile for the fighters on it, missing an image of one of the fighters altogether. This is certainly not a great poster, though to be fair, the team behind it didn't have much to work with.
Real Spirits Vol 82
On September 25th we get the next shoe from Shinsei Promotions, and it's low key card under the Real Spirits banner. The card will be something of a Japan Vs Philippines card, headlined by Tetsuro Ohashi taking on Roland Jay Biendima. As with most Real Spirits shows the poster is dominated by the Shinsei fighters, with all but one of the fighters on the poster being from the gym. It's a simple design, and not the most eye catching, but in fairness it does continue to push the Real Spirits banner, and fans in Hyogo will recognise the branding, which has been used for years by Shinsei. Simple, effective, and focused on the local area.
3150 Fight Survival Vol 1
This coming weekend we get the next show from 3150 Fight Club, and it's an interesting one with two title bouts on it. Sadly the poster is less than memorable, and whilst it's certainly not awful it is just a bit boring and doesn't does well to market the fighters on the card, which include Kosuke Saka, who is amazing to watch and could have had an action used to market the show around him
Valle Vs Nguyen
On September 8th we'll see female Minimumweight titles being unified, as IBF champion Yokasta Valle takes on Vietnam's Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen, the current WBO champion. The poster for the show makes the bout and the two fights involved look great, but the poster also promotes something of a tropical scene with the background showing an image of Costa Rica. It's a simple design, but it's also one that works, and adds something of a unique feel to the show.
Mugen Idomu Vol 17 In Sapporo
On September 4th Japanese fight fans in Sapporo in Hokkaido, will get the next show promoted by former world champion Akinobu Hiranaka. The main event of the show will see Daisuke Watanabe battle with Nigeria's Ridwan Oyekola, with the two men being the most notable on the poster. As well as the main event fighters, and 6 of the under-card fighters, the poster is also dominated by the skyline of Sapporo, including the iconic Sapporo TV Tower right in the middle of the poster. It's a nice design that plays on the location of the show, as well as the fighters involved on it.
Pradabsri Vs Tanaka
On August 31st we'll see WBC Minimumweight champion Panya Pradabsri defending his title against Norihito Tanaka. The poster for the card features the two men, in front of a temple with a wonderful purple background. The design is simple yet effective and makes the bout look a little bit of a mystery with the background adding something a mythical element to the bout. It's a simple but nice and eye catching design.
Lifetime Boxing Fights 10
On August 30th we get the next show under the Lifetime Boxing Fights banner, with the show being headlined by a WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight title bout between Yoshimitsu Kimura and Kanehiro Nakagawa. Sadly the poster, which is for a very solid show, looks like it was put together in a rush. It looks poor, uninspired and unpolished whilst also being basic and just a bit boring if we're being honest.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.