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- Characters Introduced: Hotta Junichi
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): None
The sparring match begins and Aoki immediately falls to Takamura's devastating attacks and so does Kimura. They repeat this process for many days straight and are frustrated to the point they wonder if he is even human. They request Yagi for an official fight against him but are told it is impossible. One day after sparring, they notice that Takamura is sweating (which he never did at first), realizing how much they have improved, they keep on training even harder so that they can at least land a punch on him. One day at another spar, Kimura is finally able to brush Takamura's face but ends up losing again.
The day of the fight, Aoki tells himself how easy it would be, based on the appearance of the fighters. His leg however, does not to shaking, indicating how nervous he is.
The first to fight is Kimura, who gets in the ring and is overwhelmed by the pressure, allowing his opponent to get close and knock him down.