Hitman Style
Alternate Name(s) Unknown
User(s) Mashiba Ryo
Makino Fumito
Richard Bison
Takamura Mamoru
Hand Positions Left near waist
Right guarding chin
Real-Life User(s) Thomas Hearns
First Appearance
Manga N/A
Similar Stance(s)
Similar Stance(s) Detroit Style

The Hitman Style is a highly offensive boxing stance almost identical to the Detroit Style. Chronically seen used throughout the series by Mashiba Ryo, Makino Fumito and Richard Bison.


This stance has the user's left arm hanging near the waist while the right arm is closely drawn to the chest area. Mashiba Ryo combines this style with the Flicker Jab to form a very efficient advantage against most boxers.

Strengths and WeaknessesEdit

The low position of the left arm allows it to execute jabs faster, especially suiting Mashiba Ryo's Flicker Jabs.

However, the stance leaves the left side open. Mashiba relies primarily on his reach to keep in-fighters outside of this range, and uses an Elbow Block to cover his exposed left. Despite this, Ippo manages to break the guard by injuring Mashiba's elbow, sealing off his Hitman Style and Flicker Jab.


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