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Heart Break Shot
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Alternate Name(s) "Magic Punch"
User(s) Date Eiji
Makunouchi Ippo
First Appearance
Manga N/A
Anime Round 36 (The Fighting)
Similar Technique(s)
Similar technique(s) Corkscrew

The Heart Break Shot is a direct punch to the heart. It is Date Eiji's Sunday Punch; he performs it using a Corkscrew. The blow stops an "opponent's time", leaving them open to attacks.

ApplicationEdit

It has yet been clarified whether the move is specifically a Corkscrew blow or can be done with regular punches. Regardless, the aim is to strike the heart with a strong punch. This causes the victim to become physically stunned for up to a full second, granting the attacker time to launch any follow-up punch they desire at maximum power.

Makunouchi Ippo is shown to have used the Heart Break Shot in his match against Malcolm Gedo, enough to immobilize Gedo's legs temporarily, giving Ippo enough time to land combos and defeat the Filipino featherweight champion. He did not use a corkscrew blow; instead he used his raw punching power to aim at Gedo's only exposed area. Coach Kamogawa pointed out that it was not a punch he could throw at will, though it had the desired effect of making Gedo cover his heart, exposing his side to Makunouchi's deadly Liver Blow.

Strengths & WeaknessesEdit

Because the punch's target is predictable, it can be easily blocked, as shown in Date's match against Ricardo Martinez. The World Champion not only blocked the blow but in using an Elbow Block, caused Date's right fist to break up to the wrist.

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