|Japanese Name||小田 裕介|
|Birth date||July 20, 1970|
|Occupation|| Professional Boxer (retired)|
|Weight Class|| Junior Lightweight|
|Height||168 cm (5'6")|
|Reach||168.8 cm (66")|
|Current Affiliation||Nishikawa Boxing Gym|
|Wins by KO||3|
|Manga Debut||Round 17|
|Anime Debut||Round 10 (The Fighting)|
|Voice Actor||Kanna Nobutoshi|
His surname is Oda. In Japan, surnames are listed before given names.
Oda Yusuke vs Makunouchi IppoEditWhile his fight with Ippo is coming up, Oda believes it will be easy, as his opponent is just starting. He hears from Mikami Reiko that his opponent's friends are calling him pathetic and that Reiko will leave him if he loses. With the thought of Reiko leaving him and the insults from his opponent's friends, he goes to his coach and starts training harder than he did before.
At the weigh in before the bout, he surprises everyone when he displays the body he has acquired with his recent training. Before leaving, Ippo attempts to greet Oda but the latter angrily ignores him, as he thinks he was being made fun of.
The day of the match arrives and when the bell rings, Oda has a disadvantage from the beginning, but an accidental cut gives him the upper-hand. Taking advantage of the situation, Oda aims for the cut on his opponents forehead but was ultimately defeated by a series of quick jabs.
Even though he loses to Ippo, due to the return of his old love for boxing he is able keep both Reiko's love and the trust of Coach Mikami, who tells him they will win next time.
However, following his defeat at the hands of Ippo, Oda retires due to serious conditions and the fact that he realizes he can not win against other strong fighters. He considers his match with Ippo the highlight of his career and hopes for him to become the world champion.
He later becomes a trainer at his gym and gains a massive amount of weight over the years following his retirement. The cause of his obesity is due to him being able to eat foods that he was not able to eat as a boxer during weight management.
|LOSS||3-3-0||Makunouchi Ippo||TKO||3(4), 2:35||1991-01-03||Tokyo, Japan||
Ippo's Pro Debut
|LOSS||3-2-0||Unknown||Decision||4(4), 3:00||1991||Tokyo, Japan||
|LOSS||1-1-0||Unknown||Decision||4(4), 3:00||1990||Tokyo, Japan||N/A|
|WIN||1-0-0||Unknown||KO||1(4)||1990||Tokyo, Japan||Pro Debut|
AppearanceEditBefore retiring, Oda had a well-built body, after retiring, he gained weight and is now overweight. Oda has dark brown hair that is slicked back, slightly large eyebrows, his nose is medium-sized and pointed, and his eye color is dark grey.
Before retiring, Oda was somewhat lazy, hated to train and wanted to just go on dates. When his love interest told him that she was embarrassed by him, he soon started to work much harder. Despite losing to Ippo, he regained his boxing honor and felt happy.
Boxing Style & TechniquesEdit
Oda is a hard puncher and boasts a powerful right straight, that even when his trainer Mikami first saw Oda put it on display during his debut, he thought that a World Title might not be just a dream any more. However, he hated to train, preferring to spend time loafing around, or dating his trainer's daughter Reiko. The result of this was poor condition and Oda lost two of his six bouts due to his lack of stamina.