Back in June it was revealed that Naoya Inoue (18-0, 16) [井上 尚弥] would feature on a ring magazine cover for the second time, this time with the legendary George Morikawa in charge of the cover.
Yesterday that cover was revealed, and was an immediate classic for the magazine, with a manga infused design of Inoue, along with the tag of "Creating a monster".
Morikawa, who is best know for the Hajime No Ippo series, has done great work here combining his artwork with the ring style and Inoue's likeness to create a really unique, yet familiar cover for the bible of boxing, and in many ways we think this may actually be a better design than Inoue's first cover, which came out last year and ended up being a short print poster as well as magazine cover.
The magazine will be on shop shelves shortly around the world and, like the issue with Inoue on the cover last year, looks like it could turn out to be one of the best designs and most popular issues of the magazine for the year.
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