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Kamogawa, tells Ippo that he most avoid taking any more hits, and that he must get into Mashiba's zone in order to be able to damage him. In the opposite corner, Mashiba's trainer trainer tells him he most avoid Ippo's destructive power. Mashiba laughs it off and says that it is that power what will destroy Ippo.
The second round begins with Ippo utilizing his weaving, making it impossible for Mashiba to land a proper hit. Despite the audiences expectations, Mashiba continues to use his hitman style. Ippo successfully puts Mashiba against the ropes and attempts an uppercut, but the latter dodges. Realizing that such move can not work against someone of Mashiba's height, Ippo goes for the body. With Mashiba still cornered, Ippo uses the opportunity to attack his body with a right hook, but is stopped by an elbow block.