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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo
As Kamogawa greets his students, Yagi shows the poster for Takamura's title match and informs Ippo that his match is before Takamura's, which puts pressure on him and prompts him to spar with Kimura. As they spar, the coach notes how motivated everyone is after the training camp.
Ippo, who is tricked into buying juice, goes out and notices a stranger peeking into the gym. The stranger walks away without saying anything, but Ippo, who notices a notebook the stranger drops, runs after him to give it back. The stranger appears to be Kobashi Kenta, believing Ippo has seen the contents of the notebook, he confesses to be spying, only for Ippo to reveal he was not aware. Before leaving, Kobashi says that despite lacking power, he can still find a way to win.
Ippo runs to the gym, puzzled by Kobashi's last words, and watches one of his videos wondering what he can do.