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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Alfredo Gonzales, referee.
Ippo goes down from the left hook of Gonzales, and as the referee counts, the commentator shouts "Ippo goes down" and so on. The the crowd starts to talk with each other, of if he will be able to get up and at the same time Yagi says to himself that coach Kamogawa, should have shouted "kid" or something but instead he came calm. As it is on the 6th count, Ippo goes conscious again, and his eyes open and close. He moves immidiately up from the canvas as the referee counts to 7, and Yagi talks with Kamogawa that he went up, the same the crowd does.
Ippo tries to understand what happend and how, until he noticed infront of him the referee counting. As he tries to remember from so long since his last down, the count goes to eight and Ippo says of how the count gotten far and tries to go up, but he falls down again as the count goes to nine, and following Kamogawa says "kid". Ippo goes up immidiately saying that he can continue, and that he is able too. The count ended at nine, which he barely gotten up.