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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: Mike Tyson
- Title Page Character(s): Miyata Ichirou
Miyata barely makes the weight limit in time for the fight. While in his locker room, he is so visibly upset that he is unable to even tie his own shoe strings. His father suggests to leave him alone and leaves the room. Outside, he states how despite being able to land the new counter on Payao in a sparring match, against Sisphar it's different. If Miyata attempts the move and fails, he will sustain a serious injury. In the room Miyata wonders if any fighter has ever fought against such odds (30 to 1), but when he remembers that Ippo has, he leaves the room ready to fight.
Payao and Chana, run after work trying to get in time to watch the fight. Chana asks Payao if he thinks Miyata can win, and his brother responds that Sisphar is on a different level but to prove his faith in Miyata, he has bet all their life savings on the fight.
They arrive in the stadium only to see a bloody and beaten Miyata in the ring who falls in the third round after a powerful punch from his opponent.