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Kamogawa does not allow Ippo to say what his plan is, given the fact that he is so exhausted he can barely speak. He tells him that all he has to do is rest and execute the plan once it is time. Meanwhile in the other corner, Saeki knows that will power is the only thing keeping Ippo standing and intends to finish it in the upcoming round.
The bell rings and Saeki moves into Ippo's blind side once again and delivers several clean hits, after which Ippo throws a punch that misses but gets closer than ever to hit Saeki. Saeki begins to overwhelm Ippo, who can barely remain standing as he realizes that his opponent is still there even when he can not see him. Saeki goes for the finishing blow, but Ippo throws a right into his blind spot, successfully hitting Saeki in the face. Ippo follows with a body blow that sends Saeki to the canvas.