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- Characters Introduced: Tomiko, Nurse Megumi
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): None
Ippo tells the nurse that he does know who she is, and she lets him know that she is not angry at his match with her brother. She also informs him that Mashiba won the Class A Tournament as well. She expresses her relief at seeing him healthy before leaving, which causes him to briefly wonder in what way and how worried she actually was.
After five days at the hospital, Ippo is released, and once he gets home, he gets a call from his gym mates inviting him to celebrate.
When he arrives at the meeting, Ippo realizes they plan to use his money to pay for a group date with the nurses. He initially refuses to be part of it, but when Mashiba's sister shows up, Kimura uses her to force Ippo to go with them.
In order to stop Takamura from getting the girls's attention, Aoki suggests they go bowling, and the winner gets to chooses the woman he likes first. Aoki, being the most skilled at the game, achieves the highest score, and so do Takamura and Kimura. Worried about ending with the least attractive of the nurses, Ippo tries his best as well, but ends up with zero points.