He is Fujiwara Yoshio's coach. He is seen in the manga and anime.
The Maeda coach is a trainer at the Maeda Boxing Gym who was Fujiwara Yoshio's second during his match with Makunouchi Ippo. Right before the beginning of the bout, he advises his boxer to seek an in-fight. he was confident in this because of Ippo's appearance, he however soon realized his mistake, but it was too late for his fighter who lost in the very first round.