Diagonal Dempsey Roll
User(s) Makunouchi Ippo
First Appearance
Manga Round 1147 (practicing)

Round 1183

Anime Has yet to appear
Similar Technique(s)
Similar technique(s) Dempsey Roll
New Dempsey Roll
Infinity punch

The Diagonal Dempsey Roll, previously theorized as a Free Form Dempsey Roll, is the latest evolution of the Dempsey Roll used by Makunouchi Ippo. It has not been given an official name in the manga.


After building up his lower body strength by running up and down hills with tires tied around his waist, Ippo discovers out of sheer luck that he can throw uppercuts as well as hooks during his signature Dempsey Roll. However, his body feels stressed out by the side-to-side, then up-and-down motions, and he fails to see how this can neutralize the Dempsey Roll counter.

Kamogawa Genji thus reveals the solution to these issues which he has been thinking of for some time: instead of bobbing his head from side to side and then up and down, Ippo should simply weave his head diagonally, performing three-quarter uppercuts and diagonal overhands at unpredictable times. Because he is leaning forward while bobbing diagonally, he can also use the momentum from springing back up to launch into a Gazelle Punch, closing the distance between himself and an opponent trying to step away.

Though Ippo has used an uppercut during the Dempsey Roll in the past, this new variation of the move has yet to be tested; however, his practice sessions with the Diagonal Dempsey have instilled fear in anyone who sees it. Plus

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

Its weaknesses are unknown. The expectation is that it will fix the Dempsey Roll's predictable pattern and neutralize the Dempsey Roll counter, but this also remains to be seen.