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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo
With only one week remaining for the All Japan Rookie King Tournament, Aoki and Kimura request to watch Sendou's fight videos in order to spar correctly with Ippo. Watching the video, they note how similar Sendou's fighting style is to Ippo's in almost every aspect (including their weak guard). Ippo begins his training routine, with Aoki and Kimura noting the increase of muscle volume in Ippo's arms.
Sendou, while doing road work, encounters a group of kids he had promised to buy video game consoles after winning the West Japan Rookie King Tournament, instead, he gives them tickets to the All Japan Rookie King Tournament so they can watch his fight with Ippo. He continues his road work as he is greeted and encouraged by everyone who sees him.