An Unexpected Enemy
Chapter Info
Volume: 24
Chapter: 209
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Total Pages: 20
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An Unexpected Enemy is the 209th chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.


  • Characters Introduced: None
  • Locations Introduced: None
  • Techniques Introduced: None
  • Mentioned Boxers: Mike Tyson
  • Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo


Makunouchi Ippo watches a tape of Mike Tyson's match to get pointers. Umezawa Masahiko helps Ippo with training by bringing his motorcycle for the latter to push. After training, Ippo runs to the hospital to meet with the coach. Ippo, Aoki Masaru and Kimura Tatsuya arrive at the coach's room and thought he was dead, but it was all a prank set up by Takamura Mamoru. Back at the gym, Ippo shadow boxes in the ring, Takamura starts giving him tips on speed, however he then pranks him with a rope. Reiko arrives and asks Kimura about tickets to his match, which he already got seats for her. Kimura then begins to hand her a poster, however, all the posters were drawn on by Takamura. The next day at the gym, the coach is back from his recovery and everyone celebrates.

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