Count Down
Chapter Info
Volume: 29
Chapter: 252
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Romanized Title:
Total Pages: 19
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Count Down is the 252nd 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, Sendou Takeshi


The Dempsey Roll sends Sendou to the canvas, leaving the champion's cheering squad in stunned silence, and the challenger's excited and louder than ever. Yanaoka yells at Sendou to get up and not waste twenty one months of hard work, while Ippo waits on a neutral corner. At the count of six, Sendou reacts, stands up, an grabs on the referee, who he threatens to kill unless he stops the count that is now at eight. The referee gives the signal to continue, and Ippo rushes with another Dempsey roll, Sendou, not knowing what to do, attacks, but is caught by a punch. He is then sent to the ropes, where he attempts to counter once more, but is hit again by the challenger's Sunday punch. As Sendou is bouncing against the ropes from Ippo's attack, he appears to fall, but grabs on the ropes and delivers a powerful blow while Ippo stops thinking the down is decided. Despite having blocked the punch, Ippo is sent back and his nose begins to bleed, causing him to note to himself how incredible Sendou's power is.

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