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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Hayami Ryuuichi, Makunouchi Ippo
With a month left until the tournament's semi-finals, Ippo and the coach wonder what can work against Hayami. After training, Ippo encounters Miyata at the gym, and talk about the tournament and their opponents. Miyata, noticing how insecure Ippo is, reminds him that the reason he left the gym was in order to fight him, so he should make it to the finals no matter what.