|Anticipating a Fierce Fight|
|Romaji:||Gekisen no yokan|
|Season:||First (The Fighting)|
|Episode in Season:||16|
|Episode in Series:||16|
|Manga Chapters:||Round 36 (p.1-19)|
|←Test of Endurance||Ippo on the Beach→|
Anticipating a Fierce Fight is the 16th episode of the first anime season of Hajime no Ippo, and it was released in January 23, 2001.