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.
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.
Mugen Vol 16
On March 27th we'll see a new Japanese Minimumweight champion being crowned, as the very highly touted Ginjiro Shigeoka takes on Tatsuro Nakashima in Okinawa for the vacant title. The two men are the stand out fighters on the show, and on the poster. Other than those two men, the other fighters on the card are on the poster, along with the details of the show in what is a simple but effective looking poster design.
Mugen Idomu Vol 15
On October 10th we get the next show from the Hiranaka Boxing School Gym, in Okinawa. The show is scheduled to feature 6 bouts and whilst it's certainly a low level show in the grand scheme of things it is a show that should provide some really entertaining action. It's also a show with a surprisingly wonderful poster, that looks really high quality, smart and is full of nice touches. Although the event isn't a big one, we do really like this poster.
Mugen Vol 14
Boxing in Japan won't begin again until mid July, with July 12th being the first show. Less than a week later we will be having the third show in the country with a card promoted by the Hiranaka Boxing School. The event, under their "Mugen" series. The poster for the show is a busy one, with a lot of faces on it, but also a poster that continuing with the typical Mugen design. Nothing amazing here, but nothing to really complain about either.
On December 8th we get the next show from the Hiranaka Boxing school, and it's looking like a packed one. It features the likes of Tatsuro Nakashima and Marcus Smith and the poster looks really exciting, with more than just boxing. In fact it looks like what it's selling, a festival, with the boxing being just a part of that festival. This is a fun poster, and one we rather like!
Mugen Idomu Vol 12
On August 4th we get the next show in the Mugen series of shows from the Hiranaka Boxing School Gym, lead by former world champion Akinobu Hiranaka. The show isn't a big one, though we really do like the poster design, with a fighter an information displayed out in a chequered design. It's simple, but it's really quite effective. A nice design, though one that could do with just a touch of tweaking.
Mugen Vol 10
On December 9th fight fans in Okinawa get the next in the Mugen show, headlined by Japanese ranked Light Welterweight Marcus Smith. The poster for the show looks a busy one, but it's not a really exciting one if we're being honest.
Mugen Vol 9
On August 4th Japanese fight fans in Okinawa get a title double header, with a regional female title fight and a Japanese Youth title fight. Whilst neither of the fights is particularly high profile it is a pretty notable card and one that does have plenty of reasons to be interested. The poster is a pretty simple one but it does a great job in making the title fights feel important, with the defending champions in both bouts taking up the top half of the poster.
Mugen Vol 8
On April 8th fight fans in Okinawa will see a title double header. They will see Ryoya Ikema battle against Petchaboon Sithsaithong for a WBC Youth title and Yuko Henzan take on Kongsang Palum for an OPBF female title. The poster for the show has a really nice colour scheme and the green looks fantastic. The poster might not be the best graphically, but does have a really eye catching and delightful over all look. We're bigfans of this one.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.