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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: Jack Dempsey, Takeshi Fuji
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Ponchai Chuwatana, Kamogawa Genji
Ippo unleashes the Dempsey Roll on Ponchai, who is unable to stand the powerful blows and falls to the floor. Sent to the neutral corner, Ippo waits for the referee to count but instead he crosses his arms and ends the fight.
Fujii explains to Umezawa in detail what the Dempsey roll is and states that since Ippo came up with it on his own instead of watching and learning, he is reborn as a fighter. While being interviewed about the match, Ippo is interrupted by the champion Sendou Takeshi. Sendou asks for the microphone and challenges Ippo in front of everyone. Not knowing what to say and being pressured by the crowd, he simply responds "Let's do it". Kamogawa is upset about the fact that Ippo accepted the challenge without consulting, but says it is OK since he will have to fight Sendou eventually. Ippo then leaves the hall as they cheer for him and he remembers how good it feels to be the winner.