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|Romanized Title:||Tezukuri no Torankusu|
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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Oda Yuusuke, Makunouchi Ippo
Oda reenters the Nishikawa Boxing Gym, to Mikami's surprise and demands he immediately teach him how to defeat Ippo by any means. 5 days later, Reiko discusses with her father about how Oda might actually be serious enough to manage to win the fight.
Meanwhile, Ippo has a sparring match with Aoki who at the end, calmly congratulates Ippo on a great body blow as he heads to the bathroom to throw up with Kimura, who has also been sparring with Ippo.
The morning of Ippo's debut match, both fighters pass the weigh in. Ippo is afraid to approach Oda, who has been glaring at him the whole time with the idea of being made fun of. Ippo nervously tries to introduce himself, but Oda angrily walks away. Aoki assures Ippo he's just acting. Takamura, however, thinks to himself the opposite.
That night, at Kourakuen Hall, Ippo tries on the handmade trunks his mother made for him and feels pumped until Yagi points out that Ippo's mother incorrectly romanized his name as IPO on the trunks which causes Takamura and the gang laugh at his bad English. Ippo is informed that his match is about to begin, so he and the coach prepare to head for the ring.