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New Dempsey Roll
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Alternate Name(s) "Evolved Dempsey Roll"
"Dempsey Roll Counter Counter"
"Stop-and-Go Dempsey Roll"
User(s) Makunouchi Ippo
Real-Life User(s) Jack Dempsey (original Dempsey Roll)
First Appearance
Manga Round 496
Anime Round 12 (Rising)
Similar Technique(s)
Similar technique(s) Dempsey Roll
New Dempsey Roll

The New Dempsey Roll is one of Makunouchi Ippo's evolved variations of the technique used by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey.


After Ippo's fourth title defense against Shimabukuro Iwao, the Dempsey Roll's weakness against counters became apparent to boxers all over Japan. Not wanting to drop his best weapon, he works to improve it. The result is a Dempsey Roll that stops and starts abruptly, avoiding counters and throwing off the opponent's rhythm. However, the sudden movements put a great strain on the legs and hips, and overuse can cause permanent injury. Ippo first uses it to defeat Sawamura Ryuuhei in his fifth title defense.

However, Genji Kamogawa already indicated that the Dempsey Roll still isn't complete and could be improved.

Strengths & WeaknessesEdit


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