Chapter 1184
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Chapter: 1184
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Pages: 18
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Boulder is the 1184th chapter of Morikawa Jouji's manga series Hajime no Ippo.


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


Fujii notes that Ippo was doing the same training method with different raw materials resulting in different growth, as Ippo always had a sturdy lower body and great balance, the additional improvements are the result of difference in potential. Miyata then states that Ippo training his big toe resulted in Ippo being able to shift his weight faster and increased muscle made his body able to take more impact from sudden stops and starts. Miyata continues with noting Ippo can punch while shifting his pivot foot, making it harder to run and also harder to counter it, ultimately making Sawamura's Dempsey counter useless. Antonio gets up, his arms are numb from defending. The referee signals to box, Ippo makes a dash towards Antonio, who can't use his legs due to the first body blow. The pressure from Ippo makes Antonio back into the ropes, the latter then starts throwing right jabs at Ippo making him go in and out of conscious. Ippo ducks, believing Antonio is about to throw a left straight, but the latter then [[clinch}clinches]] Ippo. While in a clinch, Antonio tries to push down Ippo, but fails to do so as Ippo feels as heavy as a boulder. Ippo then performs a liver blow while clinched, throwing Antonio off of him. Antonio clings to the rope as Ippo rushes, but then stopped by the referee as the first round is over.

Chapter NotesEdit

  • It is revealed that most counters, including Sawamura's, won't work against the Diagonal Dempsey Roll.
  • Miyata reveals Ippo's training of his big toe made it possible to use the Diagonal Dempsey Roll without straining his body from sudden stops and starts.
  • The first round is over.