Cover of the Decisive Battle
Chapter Info
Volume: 21
Chapter: 183
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Total Pages: 18
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Cover of the Decisive Battle is the 183rd 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): Date Eiji


Ippo gets home after the weigh in, and notices that his mother is not there, but left his lunch ready. After eating, Ippo reflects on all he has achieved and how far he has gotten.

Outside of the Kourakuen Hall Umezawa organizes a cheering squad for Ippo, that includes their former professor, and some of their classmates are present too.

In his changing room, Date says to himself that if he loses the match, he has no future outside of Japan, but once he wins, he will be able to challenge the world again and reclaim all that he lost.

It is time for the fight, and both boxer are introduced by The commentator with the audience's cheering divided between both of them. They enter the ring, and after meeting in the center, they go back to their corners and wait for the bell to ring.

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