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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Kamogawa Genji, Yagi Haruhiko, Yamaguchi Tomoko, Takamura Mamoru, Kimura Tatsuya, Aoki Masaru
By defeating Sendou, who loses by forfeit, Ippo becomes the All Japan Rookie King Champion. As Sendou is carried out with as stretcher, the public realizes that he was unconscious after the hit to the temple, but kept on fighting due to their cheers. As they scream Sendou's name, Ippo still can not believe the outcome of the match, and feels as if his opponent is still in the corner ready to fight.
Back in his locker room, Sendou wakes up, and demands to know how he lost. The doctor tells the coach to take him to the hospital for examination. A group of kids who Sendou had promised to buy 5 game consoles for, walk in and tell him to buy them once he is the champion.
After Kamogawa drives away all the reporters interviewing Ippo, Sendou's coach enters and tells Ippo that Sendou has regained consciousness. After hearing this, the feeling of victory settles in, and Ippo is finally able to relax.