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- Characters Introduced: None
- Locations Introduced: None
- Techniques Introduced: None
- Mentioned Boxers: None
- Title Page Character(s): Makunouchi Ippo, Aoki Masaru, Kimura Tatsuya
At the Class A Tournament's weighing room, all the participants from all the divisions are together waiting to get weighted. Aoki and Kimura tell Ippo to intimidate the other fighters with his look, but when he is called and meets Saeki, he does the opposite and greets him nicely. Knowing that Ippo took a break from the sport, Saeki wonders if he is ready and tells him to give it his best against him.
In his room, Ippo is unable to calm down, as he is nervous due to his lack of practice and Saeki's confidence. Umezawa arrives to see Ippo before the fight, and with his presence, he manages to calm the anxious boxer.