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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo
Still confused about the events that lead to him being knocked down, Ippo struggles to get up before the count ends. He briefly stands up, but falls back down and turns around in order to help himself up with the corner. As soon as the referee resumes the fight, the bell rings ending the round.
While Volg and Ramuda go over strategies, Kamogawa explains how the white fang works to a still confused Ippo. Knowing that with Ippo's current skill level there is no way of stopping the white fang, Kamogawa can do nothing other than telling him to "go for it" as the time for the break runs out.
As many theorize, Ippo is still affected not only physically but mentally as well, for not only his finishing move was stopped, but he can not stop his opponent's. However, Ippo surprises everyone when instead of taking distance to recover, he stands firm ready to fight. Believing firmly in his coach's words, Ippo is sure he will come up on top by following the plan.